Talk:Pregnancy

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Pregnancy in canon is often magical or unusual in some way, and may play on horror or science fiction tropes about "demon babies" or forced impregnation by non-human beings. -- Could we get some examples of this? The canonical pregnancies that I'm familiar with are more often normal than not, if not always smoothly written in if the writing staff has to change major storylines to accommodate an actress's pregnancy.

Well, there's Scully's pregnancy in the X-Files, that had her first child as part of the whole abduction thing and I think she didn't even know, iirc? and then Emily dies, and then Dana's infertile I think? I stopped watching, but I think the pregnancy with William wasn't normal either, and didn't the baby have superpowers or was an alien hybrid or something? Also Aeryn's on Farscape isn't normal, though I guess the stasis thing was for her species, but was then initiated by doctors, iirc, also the fetus gets transferred to Rygel when he gathers up the crystalized pieces of John and Aeryn and had swallowed the bit with the fetus that was then reconstrocted by a machine inside him, and then transferred back to Aeryn after a while.--Ratcreature 18:41, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
I added a cite (of myself actually, but I think there's a better, longer post about this somewhere, pos in coffeeandink's LJ?) and qualified the "canon" with "scifi and fantasy". Hope this helps. Lim 18:58, 8 November 2008 (UTC)lim
I was looking for that post you're thinking of too! I remember some meta on sf tv pregancies with a list maybe? not too long ago on LJ. I vaguely thought it was somewhere in coffeeandinks LJ as well, but couldn't find it there.--Ratcreature 19:10, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Xena gets impregnated by Callisto's ghost; Gabrielle is raped by a demon god and gives birth to a demon child. Vala gave birth to the evil Ori child that grew up immediately and tried to conquer the galaxy. Daniel's wife was possessed by a Goa'uld, the Goa'uld forced her to have sex, and the child was born with all the knowledge of the Goa'uld, which made it potentially evil. --Doro 19:02, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
There's also "The Child" in ST:TNG, in which Deanna is impregnated by an alien ball of light and gives birth to a mysterious entity, and of course Bella in the Twilight series. I do think it's a recurring canon trope -- I know I've seen meta about this, too! Will hunt for it.--Penknife 22:55, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
I just remembered ST:VOY, the episode where Paris and Janeway end up as lizards, have sex, and leave their offspring on that planet. --Doro 00:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
I wonder, does the Callisto thing count as canon fempreg, considering Callisto herself reincarnates as Xena's baby? --Dora 22:11, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
I would count it as fempreg, yes. Callisto gives something of herself (her soul) to impregnate Xena. Eve is a separate person and has something of both characters. The actress even looks like she could be related to both of them. --Doro 00:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I've added that to the fempreg section on the mpreg page. --Dora 00:52, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Didn't Sam in Quantum Leap leap into a pregnant woman? Where does that fit? Not trying to make trouble, but just remembering that show busted numerous conventions.--Raine Wynd 01:09, 9 November 2008 (UTC)