— Mark Twain
Delivering a newborn into this brave new world.
Contrast Death Tropes.
- Away in a Manger: The birth mirrors the Nativity story.
- Babies Ever After: Having babies as the happily ever after for the characters.
- Birth/Death Juxtaposition: Someone dies as someone else is born, how poetic.
- Bizarre Baby Boom: A bizarre (possibly supernatural) event happens and all the babies born after/conceived at the right time have super powers.
- Born as an Adult: Literally being born or coming into existence in an adult body.
- Born During a Storm: A storm punctuates the baby's birth.
- Born from Plants: A sentient being emerges from a plant.
- Born in an Elevator: A baby is born while the mother is stuck inside an elevator.
- The Burlesque of Venus: Recreation of the famous Renaissance depiction of the birth of the Roman Goddess of Love.
- Chocolate Baby: The baby isn't the supposed father's and it is obvious from the baby's colouring (hair, skintone, etc.)
- Clean, Pretty Childbirth: A baby comes out of its mother's womb looking dry and clean.
- Convenient Miscarriage: Couldn't possibly show a character choosing to have an abortion, but a baby doesn't fit in the work. Solution: she has a miscarriage
- Cradle To Grave Character: Character is depicted in the work from their birth to their death in old age.
- Death by Childbirth: A woman dies in childbirth.
- Delivery Guy: A man with no medical experience takes up the role of midwife.
- Delivery Stork: A stork delivers babies - may deal with the myth or depict a stork actually delivering babies.
- Explosive Breeder: A creature reproduces at an alarming rate.
- Express Delivery: A pregnancy that develops at an abnormally fast pace, commonly because of some supernatural reason
- Forced Miscarriage: Someone is forced to miscarry.
- Genesis Effect: A planet being born.
- A Hero Is Born: The story starts with the birth of the protagonist.
- Instant Birth: Just Add Water!: Labour leading into birth much quicker than in real life.
- Last-Minute Baby Naming: Parents wait until after the baby is born to name him/her.
- Maternity Crisis: Going into labour at a very bad time.
- Not Really a Birth Scene: Comedy trope: a character does many of the stereotypical things in a birth scene, but is not actually giving birth and is in fact doing something entirely unrelated.
- Out Giving Birth, Back in Two Minutes: Pregnant character disappears offscreen, gives birth, comes back.
- Panicky Expectant Father: When a woman is in labor, the dad freaks out.
- Prenatal Possessions: An unborn baby somehow has material objects inside the womb or egg with it.
- Prom Baby: A pregnant teenage girl goes into labor while at the prom.
- Screaming Birth: Mother screams in labour.
- Spontaneous Generation: Living things springing from non-living materials.
- Three-Month-Old Newborn: Older babies playing newborns or newborns who look and/or act older.
- Tragic Stillbirth: A baby dies in the womb.
- Traumatic C-Section: Gory depiction of a C-section.
- Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born: A couple has twins: a boy and a girl. Family complete. Happily ever after.
- Wanted a Son Instead: A baby is born a girl when the parents wanted a boy.