Reminder: Elves Are Canonically Pregnant For 100 Years

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The compendium brings to light a few wild factors about elven childbearing. Elves are basically immortal beings who age into a state of ethereal hotness and then stop the clock. They live for millennia, so being pregnant for one hundred years is actually not that bad when you look at it that way. Both parents are also aware of the baby elf growing in the womb the whole time. No need for a magical pregnancy test. The good news is that elves didn’t experience painful childbirth like humans do. But the bad news? When human women give birth, it’s pretty customary to take a maternity leave. Just some down time to chill with the baby and do some self care. Any parent in America will tell you we need better parental leave laws in this country, with paid time before and after a child is born. But we’re really only asking for a handful of months. Tolkien’s elves take around 50 years to withdraw from society.

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