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Basic Trope: A character asks their spouse or significant other to procreate.

  • Straight: Alice and Bob are in their late thirties or early forties and have three children at home. Alice wants to have another baby while she still can, but Bob doesn't.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob are in their early twenties and only started dating recently. They both want to marry, but have very different plans for the future: Alice wants to have a large family, but Bob doesn't even want one child.
  • Downplayed:
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    • Alice and Bob have ten children. Alice thinks it would be nice to have another, but knows that Bob doesn't want to, and so says nothing.
    • Sometimes Alice wishes that she had one more child, but usually, she doesn't.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Bob wants to abandon their children, but Alice wants to keep them.
    • Both Alice and Bob want a baby, but their friends don't want them to have one.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice decides she doesn't want another baby after all.
    • It turns out that Bob does want a baby, but knows that he and Alice can't afford one.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • All couples are happy with their family situations.
    • All characters in the work are single.
  • Enforced: Rule of Drama
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  • Lampshaded: "Look, Alice. I'm not going to give you another baby. No means no!"
  • Invoked: Bob vows not to have sex with Alice no matter what she thinks.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
  • Discussed: "Are you sure you don't mind having another baby, Bob?" "No, of course I don't. Anything for you, my love."
  • Conversed: "Give it up, Alice! Bob's not going to crack. He doesn't want another baby, and you should understand that."
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice divorces Bob.
    • Alice rapes Bob.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob is happier after the divorce, because no one is pestering him to have sex.
    • Alice has a Convenient Miscarriage, but still wants a baby.
  • Played For Laughs:
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    • Alice and Bob have been in a Sexless Marriage for the past five years. As a Running Gag, Alice asks Bob if tonight is the night they will finally have sex. Bob invariably replies, "Not tonight, honey."
    • Bob is so dead set against having a baby that he refuses to even partake in solo masturbation, for fear that Alice will secretly inseminate herself with his sperm.
  • Played For Drama:

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