Pregnancy Prompts for Your OTP from Cute to Angsty (2024)

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Looking for out-of-the-box pregnancy prompts and story ideas? You’ve come to the right place!

Read on for prompts like a man enlisting the help of a friend to pose as his pregnant fiancée to fulfill his ailing grandmother’s wish, four sisters getting pregnant and going into labor at the same time, and more!

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Pregnancy Prompts & Story Ideas

From unexpected surprises and heartwarming moments to challenges and triumphs, these pregnancy story ideas will help you explore the depths of this unique and beautiful experience!

Please note that the genders in these prompts and story ideas are just placeholders and do not mean to enforce any hurtful stereotypes nor offend anyone.

Pregnancy story ideas

Explore a range of scenarios, emotions, and themes centered around the transformative journey of pregnancy with these heart-warming and intriguing story ideas!

  1. Balancing Dreams and Diapers

    A young woman, devoted to her studies and future career, discovers she is pregnant just before her dream internship in a foreign country. Follow her journey of self-discovery and resilience as she balances the demands of motherhood with pursuing her aspirations.

  2. The Long Distance Challenge

    A couple in a long-distance relationship receives the unexpected news that they’re having a child together. Embracing the surprise, they find innovative ways to make decisions and prepare for the arrival of their baby, all while being physically separated.

  3. Sweet Cravings

    In the midst of a couple’s journey through fertility challenges, it’s an innocent change of habit involving multiple trips to the kitchen and an increased in appetite that reveals a glimmer of hope: they’re expecting.

  4. Seed of Resistance

    In a dystopian world where pregnancy is strictly controlled by the government, a rebellious young woman becomes pregnant unexpectedly. As she fights to protect her unborn child from a society that views it as a threat, she becomes the symbol of hope for a revolution against the oppressive regime.

  5. The Unborn’s Voice

    A reluctant father (or mother) receives a dream from their unborn child and has their entire life changed after that.

  6. The Pregnancy Simulator

    A soon-to-be father, having lost a bet, is thrust into a simulated pregnancy experience using state-of-the-art technology. As he navigates the ups and downs of this experience, he gains a profound appreciation for the trials and triumphs that await his partner.

  7. The Crystal Ball’s Curse

    In a carnival visit, a man and his pregnant friend encounter a fateful crystal ball reader. Annoying her leads to an unexpected curse for him, linking him to his friend’s every pregnancy experience. Together, they navigate a transformative journey of empathy and friendship, uncovering profound lessons along the way.

  8. The Planner’s Unplanned Blessing

    A wedding planner’s perfect life takes an unexpected turn with an unplanned pregnancy, challenging her to redefine perfection.

  9. Between Pages and Parenthood

    A single mother-to-be eagerly visits her neighborhood bookstore to gather resources for her impending journey into motherhood. Unknowingly, she captures the attention of the introverted bookstore owner, leading to a serendipitous love story.

  10. The Unexpected Bond

    In a dystopian world where fertility is scarce, a woman volunteers for a government experiment to carry a genetically engineered baby. As she forms an unexpected bond with the scientist overseeing the project, she questions the ethics of her role and fights for the rights of her unborn child.

  11. From Strangers to Family

    Two strangers, brought together by chance, discover they’re both expecting around the same time. Despite their differences, they form an unlikely bond and decide to support each other through their pregnancies, forming an unconventional friendship that defies societal norms.

  12. The Babymoon

    A young couple, passionate about travel and adventure, find out they are expecting just before embarking on a year-long backpacking trip around the world. Determined not to let their dreams go, they decide to turn their journey into a unique and unforgettable babymoon.

  13. The Simple Life

    A couple struggling with the pressures of modern life decides to simplify their lives when they discover they are expecting. They move to a remote countryside, immersing themselves in nature and embracing a slower pace of life, all while preparing for the arrival of their little one.

  14. Doggo Connections

    Two people’s lives intertwine when their dogs become unexpected parents, leading them to cross paths. As their dogs bring them closer together, they decide to date and ultimately become parents themselves.

  15. Healing Hearts

    A compassionate obstetrician, who recently lost his spouse, develops a deep connection with a single mother who frequently visits his office for prenatal check-ups.

  16. Weight of Discovery

    Unaware of her pregnancy, a single woman’s coworker playfully teases her about her weight gain. However, when he discovers the truth, he’s determined to make amends, and their relationship takes an unexpected turn, bringing them closer together.

  17. The One Night Stand

    In the aftermath of a passionate one-night stand, a woman’s world turns upside down when she discovers that he is new boss. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, she soon learns that she’s pregnant, adding a new layer of complexity to their unexpected connection.

  18. A Fake Pregnancy

    To fulfill his ailing grandmother’s wish to see him settle down and start a family, a man enlists the help of a friend to pose as his pregnant fiancée. They have to maintain the façade while unexpectedly discovering a genuine connection and understanding of what it means to create a loving family.

  19. The Ultrasound

    When a man stumbles upon a stack of ultrasound photos left behind by a woman on a bus, he’s determined to track down the owner and return them. His quest leads him to a single mother-to-be, and through their shared journey of unexpected connections and acts of kindness, an unbreakable bond forms.

Picture prompts

Here are some picture prompts, because a picture speaks a thousand words! What kind of pregnancy prompt or story jumps out at you when looking at the picture prompt below?

  1. Consider this:

    A pregnancy story with a supernatural flair. As someone comments on a pregnant woman’s radiant glow, she modestly tries to brush it off. However, the person insists with confusion, “No, you’re like… literally glowing.”

    (Please click on the image for more information about it.)

  2. Consider this:

    During a somber gathering for a family funeral, four sisters, each carrying a child, simultaneously experience the early signs of labor. As they navigate the emotional roller coaster of grief and the anticipation of new life, the bonds between the sisters grow stronger.

    (Please click on the image for more information about it.)

The Pregnancy Trope

Now that we’ve seen some interesting ideas, let’s take a closer look at the trope, which has become a favorite trope for some. Why, you ask?

The pregnancy trope is beloved for its ability to evoke emotional connections and tap into universal experiences. It allows audiences to deeply connect with characters as they embark on the transformative journey of pregnancy. The anticipation, joy, and challenges associated with bringing new life into the world resonate with viewers and readers, drawing them into the story.

Here are some well-known romcom novels and films with pregnancy as one of its important tropes:

  1. “The Switch” by Beth O’Leary – This heartwarming romcom follows a grandmother and granddaughter who swap lives, and unexpected surprises, including a pregnancy, bring them closer together.

  2. “Knocked Up” – This romantic comedy film follows the story of a one-night stand that results in an unplanned pregnancy, forcing the couple to navigate the challenges of parenthood while discovering their true feelings for each other.

  3. “Baby Mama” – This comedy film tells the story of a successful businesswoman who hires a surrogate to have her baby but forms an unlikely bond with the woman carrying her child.

    These are just a few examples of popular romcom novels and films that incorporate the pregnancy trope. Each story brings its own unique twists and turns, exploring the joys, challenges, and unexpected connections that come with pregnancy and parenthood.


I hope the ideas above have sparked your imagination! If you need more story ideas and prompts, please browse our Story Ideas & Writing Prompts category!

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