Pregnant women on the island… its been a while so time for something new
This is based on a couple of things that I don’t really know, but I like to speculate.
Ok so Juliet gets recruited to the island and she can never save anyone from dying when they are pregnant. But in the 70’s she successfully delivered Ethan. So whats the deal. It has been suggested that maybe the problem with pregnant women didn’t exist in the 70’s but this doesn’t satisfy me. I can’t really think of anything that would have happened that could case something so odd to happen. Now granted this is Lost and they could come up with something.
But, Claire had her baby on the island and Sun’s baby got conceived on the island. In “One of Us” Juliet suggests that the problem occurs during conception. This apparently isn’t it since Sun had her baby after leaving the island. And since Claire had Aaron on the island it apparently doesn’t happen during the delivery.
When Richard recruits Juliet he tells her that she is special becuase she took her sister whose reproductive organs had been destroyed and got her pregnant. Richard says “you created life where life wasn;t supposed to be.” This just makes me wonder why exactly the others can;t have babies.
What I propose is this. It’s not everyone who happens to be on the island that can’t have babies, its just the others. All the people on the island Juliet tries to help are others. Now the question that comes to mind is why the others can’t have children. I can think of two things, only one that seems likely.
1. Whatever the others are, or whatever they do to themselves in the temple that causes them to lose their innocence renders them incapable of having children.
2. This is the sort of far-fetched one. The others are all sort of dead/resurrected people like Christian/Locke. And if they are “resurrected” or whatever I DO NOT think it is like ghosts or anything just perhaps part of the process of becoming an other. You must die or “lose your innocence” to be resurrected as an other. So, if you have died it would be kind of hard to produce life. Maybe its the island way of not allowing life to come from something that is dead, a way of course correcting.
Anyways let me know what you think, or better yet help me figure this out.