What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.
— Mark Twain
— Mark Twain
Delivering a newborn into this brave new world.
- 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 in 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Prom Baby
- Screaming Birth: Mother screams in labour.
- Spontaneous Generation: Living things springing from non-living materials.
- Three-Month-Old Newborn
- Tragic Stillbirth
- 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