Baby Loss / Maternal Death

Movies and tv shows that depict or mention miscarriage, loss of a baby, death of a young child or the mother.

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Malicious

2018

Lisa (Bojana Novakovic) goes into early labor and suffers a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? A hallucination that triggers a labor pain. She is found later by her husband with blood all over her dress. Scenes in the hospital discussing the loss.

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Blood Child

2019

Ashley (Alyx Melone) begins bleeding.

What is shown onscreen? Ashley yelling from the bathroom and being found in a puddle of blood. She has blood all over her dress, hands and floor. Afterwards, they speak to the doctor that explains she suffered a miscarriage. Blood is obviously shown.

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The Lullaby

2018

In a exposition scene in the beginning, the death of a baby is shown. 

What is shown onscreen? A baby's neck is broken and then it is thrown over a cliff while the mother watches tearfully.

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Life Itself

2018

Abby (Olivia Wilde) dies from her injuries

What is shown onscreen? The aftermath of being fatally hit by a car while heavily pregnant. Abby does not survive. 

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    Reign

2013 - 2017

Season 1 Episode 10

Isobel (Amy Forsyth) goes into labor

What is shown onscreen? Isobel dies during childbirth

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Glow

2017

Cherry (Sydella Noell) has a miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? Jokes about the miscarriage by others with one even using ketchup to imitate blood. 

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The Secret Scripture

2017

Rose (Rooney Mara) appears to kill the baby after giving birth to it on a beach trying to escape.

What is shown onscreen? Rose holding a rock and hitting something repeatedly but it is off-screen. Throughout the movie the baby is referenced as a murder. 

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Longmire

2017

Vic (Katie Sackhoff) is shot and suffers a miscarriage as a result

What is shown onscreen? Being shot waking up in the hospital, being told the news and the emotional aspects of the loss are spoken about frequently in episodes afterwards

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BandAid

2017

Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? It is from a time before the movie begins but it is a central point of the story as it is the reason their marriage is on the rocks.

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Marshall

2017

Marshall's wife has a miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? It is only mentioned and very briefly so.

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To the Bone

2017

Megan (Leslie Bibb) has a miscarriage related to anorexia

What is shown onscreen? A bathroom scene where crying can be heard and blood is shown. There are moments of dialogue related to it afterwords.

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The Girl on the Train

2016

Megan (Haley Bennett) falls asleep in the bathtub with a baby on her chest.

What is shown onscreen? Megan waking up to realize the baby is underwater. When her boyfriend comes home they wrap her up and bury her in the backyard. She is also later murdered while pregnant.

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Don't Breathe

2016

Cindy (Franciska Törőcsik) is killed while being held hostage by her rapist

What is shown onscreen? While on the run with her fugitive husband they both die in a shootout and she dies of blood loss.

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Before I Wake

2016

Jessica (Kate Bosworth) and her husband lose their young son in a bathtub drowning incident.

What is shown onscreen? The flashback of the accident and the parents finding him. 

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The Light between Oceans

2016

Isabel (Alicia Vikander) suffers two miscarriages

What is shown onscreen? The first is when she is alone early in the pregnancy. The second is when she is farther along and with her husband. She begins having pain and bleeding before losing the baby. Blood is shown.

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Rizzoli & Isles

2010 - 2016

Season 5 Episode 9

Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is shot and has a

miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Finding out from Isles about the loss, mentions in subsequent episodes

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Angelica

2015

Angelica (Jena Malone) has a miscarriage after unexpectedly becoming pregnant for a second time.

What is shown onscreen? Shows Angelica having pains the leads to the doctors blaming for the loss. 

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Grace

2014

Madeline (Jordan Ladd) gives birth to a stillborn baby but continues to care for it as if it is alive

What is shown onscreen? Most of the movie is about the zombie baby. Lots of blood and strange happenings

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Serena

2014

Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) begins to have pain and heavy bleeding. 

What is shown onscreen? Pain and being rushed to the hospital and getting a blood transfusion. Blood is shown.

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The Other Woman

2014

Emilia (Natalie Portman) has a baby that dies from SIDS, though most of the movie she believes she accidentally suffocated her in her sleep.

What is shown onscreen? It is a major subplot, so it is always a focus. The baby loss is shown in a flashback

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What to expect when you're expecting

2014

 

Rosie (Anna Kendrick) has a miscarriage

 

What is shown onscreen? Finding out from a doctor about the loss after waking up with bleeding. Emotional scenes.

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VEEP

2012 -

Season 1 Episode 7

Selina (Julia Louis Dreyfus) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Mentioned but overall glossed over.

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House

2004 - 2012

Season 3 Episode 9

 

Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) says she had a miscarriage after an insemination

What is shown onscreen? Only mentioned

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Fertile Ground

2011

Emily (Leisha Hailey) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Pain and quite a bit of blood is shown.

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Brothers & Sisters

2006 - 2011

Season 4 Episode 15

Rebecca (Emily VanCamp) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Pain and hospital scenes about the loss.

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Country Strong

2010

Kelly (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an alcoholic and country singer that fell off a stage while drunk , killing her unborn baby.  

What is shown onscreen? She receives a package with a bloody baby doll and a note that says "baby killer". It is referenced throughout

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ER

1994 - 2009

Season 9 Episode 11

Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) discovers her baby does not have a heartbeat during an ultrasound after bleeding

What is shown onscreen? Blood visible on her coat and cramping. She has a D&C off-screen.

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Up

2009

 

Ellie has a miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? Shown in a montage of their excitement to be parents to their grief upon learning they are infertile after their loss.

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911

2018 - 

Season 2 Episode 14

Sonia (Skye P. Marshall) stops breathing after giving birth.

What is shown onscreen? Despite CPR, she is unable to be revived.

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Roma

2018

Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) goes into labor​ in traffic but the baby does not have a heartbeat once arriving to the hospital.

What is shown onscreen? After a long labor, there is no heartbeat and the baby is born still. Long scenes of attempting to revive the baby and a goodbye scene that is difficult to watch.

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Await Further Instructions

2018

Kate (Holly Weston) is pushed over the stair railing and gets sepsis from her massive injuries. 

What is shown onscreen? Her fall and subsequent death. The baby does survive in this instance, but the mother does not as is eaten by the creature to "give birth" to the baby.

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Occupation

2018

After giving birth, Vanessa (Rhiannon Fish) stops breathing.

 

What is shown onscreen? A few moments after the birth she fades from consciousness. CPR is tried but she ultimately dies. 

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1922

2017

Shannon (Kaitlyn Bernard) dies while still pregnant

What is shown onscreen? While on the run with her fugitive husband they both die in a shootout and she dies of blood loss.

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Occupants

2017

Dark haired "Evil" Annie (Briana White) is drugged by her husband to cause a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Showing the husband drugging her drink, the beginning of her pains and falling on the floor passed out until she is discovered. Discussion of infertility.

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The Gracefield Incident

2017

Jessica (Kimberly Laferriere) is involved in a car accident while heavily pregnant and loses her baby.

What is shown onscreen? The car accident through the lens of a camera phone and mentions of the loss in the movie.

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Inconceivable

2017

Angela (Gina Gershon) loses her baby

What is shown onscreen? Angela dancing with her daughter when she begins to have pain and falls to the floor. 

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This is Us

2017 -

Season 2 Episode 9

Kate (Chrissy Metz) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Pain and the following scenes in a hospital setting where the discover the baby has passed.

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Arrival

2017

Louise (Amy Adams) is told by the aliens that she will have a daughter that will die in the future.

What is shown onscreen? Flash-forwards/Flashbacks of what will occur and visions of her daughter battling illness and death.

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Dream House Nightmare

2017

Theresa (Rachel G Whittle) has premature twins that do not survive their birth

What is shown onscreen? The event occurs before the movie begins but it is mentioned multiple times and is the reason she is fearful for her current pregnancy. 

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The Gift

2016

Robyn (Rebecca Hall) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? The miscarriage is not shown as it happens before the movie begins but it is mentioned multiple times and the cause of her drug use.

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The Space Between Us

2016

Sarah (Janet Montgomery) goes into labor in space but dies from a complication.

What is shown onscreen?  Labor and birth scenes that leads to her cardiac arrest.

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Huntsman: Winter's War

2016

Freya (Emily Blunt) delivers a healthy baby girl that is then murdered by it's father.

What is shown onscreen? Finding the empty cradle that has been burned and the father saying he had no choice. 

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Sacrifice

2016

Tora (Radha Mitchell) has a miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? Tora is an OBGYN that is taking care of a patient that is bleeding and needs a C-section when she starts having pain and bleeding of her own. Blood is shown.

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Visions

2016

Sadie (Gillian Jacobs) attempts to steal the baby of Eveleigh (Isla Fisher) as she had killed her baby years before in a car accident. 

What is shown onscreen? The wreckage of the car accident in the beginning of the movie but no child is shown.

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Chicago Med

2015 -

Season 2 Episode 15 

 

April (Yaya Decosta) has a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? Finding out there is no heartbeat at an ultrasound appointment and needing a D&C. The D&C is not shown.

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Return to Zero

2014

Maggie (Minnie Driver) and her husband discover their child has died in the womb.

What is shown onscreen? Finding out there is no longer a heartbeat and the induced labor and birth of the child. Highly emotional movie about loss. The baby is shown.

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Kingdom

2014 - 2017

Season 2 Episode 17

Lisa (Kiele Sanchez) goes into premature labor and loses the baby

What is shown onscreen? Pain and beginning of labor. The baby loss is mentioned for many episodes afterward

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Bojack Horseman

2014 - 

Season 4 Episode 9

 

Princess Carolyn has a missed miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? She finds out while checking up on the baby at the doctors office. 

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Proxy

2013

Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) is violently beaten by a stranger near the end of her pregnancy and despite efforts, the baby is stillborn.

What is shown onscreen? The beating and emergency C-section. Pretty disturbing movie.

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Gossip Girl

2007 - 2012

Season 5 Episode 11

 

Blair (Leighton Meester) is involved in a car accident at loses her baby.

What is shown onscreen? Finding out in the hospital after waking up.

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The Help

2011

 

Celia (Jessica Chastain) has multiple miscarriages

What is shown onscreen? A particularly graphic one with lots of blood shown.

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Game of Thrones

2011 - 2019

Season 1 Episode 9

 

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) goes into labor and delivers a stillborn child.

What is shown onscreen? Brief labor pain, but nothing is shown.

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The Tudors

2007 - 2010

Season 3 Episode 4

Jane (Annabelle Wallis) goes into labor

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scene in which she dies from complications.

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Orphan

2009

Kate (Vera Farmiga) has a placental abruption that causes the baby to pass before birth.

What is shown onscreen? Blood and delivery room scenes where she is told the baby is not alive. 

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The Time Travelers Wife

2009

Claire (Rachel McAdams) has multiple miscarriages relating to the time traveling condition her husband has passed to the baby

What is shown onscreen? Two miscarriages are shown, one involving blood on screen.

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Revolutionary Road

2008

 

April (Kate Winslet) induces her own abortion, causing her death

What is shown onscreen? Heavy bleeding after the procedure which not shown.

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Marley & Me

2008

 

Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) has a missed miscarriage

What is shown onscreen? Finding out the baby does not have a heartbeat at an ultrasound appointment

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The Omen

2006

 

Katherine (Julia Stiles) has a miscarriage after being pushed over a railing by her evil son

What is shown onscreen? Being pushed and hospital scenes

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Frida

2002

 

Frida (Salma Hayek) loses her baby.

What is shown onscreen? Diego finding her in bed in pain and quite a bit of blood. Hospital scenes with the baby on a table in a jar.

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Trainspotting

1996

The baby is found not breathing in its crib.

What is shown onscreen? The baby is shown lifeless.

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Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman

1993-1998

Season 6 Episode 4

Michaela (Jane Seymour) discovers she is pregnant but begins experiencing bleeding and pain

What is shown onscreen? Michaela on a bed in pain and discussion of the loss. Blood is shown