Pregnant women – older than they look?
I was reading a theory earlier, I’m not sure which one it was (sorry), but in the comments someone mentioned when Juliet had a meeting with Richard before coming to the Island – he showed Juliet an x-ray of what appeared to be a 70-year-old woman, but Richard said it was in fact a 26-year-old woman.
So, we know Richard hasn’t aged a day since meeting Ben (if that was in fact Richard).
So what if the rest of The Others are like that too?
If the women aren’t ageing a day like Richard, then perhaps they’re still thought of as ’26-year-olds’ (and still look like ’26-year-olds’), but are actually 70-year-olds, and their bodies are ageing inside rather than outside?
What if in fact, the x-ray Juliette saw was really that of a 70-year-old?
It’s obvious the x-ray belonged to an Other on the Island, and that’s why Richard wanted Juliette to come to the Island to investigate.
But if all the ’26-year-olds’ are actually 70-year-olds, then that explains alot why most women die during pregnancy.
Maybe that’s why Claire was successful in having a healthy baby, and I believe that Sun won’t die either.