There was a rumour not long ago that did the rounds on social media and blogging sites, claiming that Lily Potter was pregnant when she was killed. This is of course something that is never mentioned in the books, but that doesn't necessarily make it untrue.

Has J.K. Rowling ever addressed this rumour to confirm or deny it? And if it has been confirmed, is there anything to suggest this had any effect on the protective charm which was placed on Harry when she died?

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    Lily Potter may well have been pregnant, but there are no indications of this in the HP books, any of JKR's subsequent writings, nor has the author ever made a statement confirming this rumour. – Valorum Mar 3 '16 at 19:05
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    If there is zero context in the book, or anywhere else, I see this being Primarily Opinion Based / fan theory discussion.Could you provide some the context in which the rumor was started? – Skooba Mar 3 '16 at 19:32
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    @Skooba - I've seen it on "HP facts", a notoriously inaccurate list of real and fake facts mixed in with each other (possibly maliciously, possibly just through incompetence). I can't find any earlier reference but that doesn't mean there isn't one, just that I can't find it. – Valorum Mar 3 '16 at 20:51
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    Just wait until JK Rowling gets bored and is out of the news for a little, tweet this to her, then she will no doubt retweet it as canon. – user20155 Mar 3 '16 at 21:07
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    This question seems to be attracting a lot of downvotes, which I don't think it deserves. It's a good question, just not too well worded. I've edited it to make it seem less opinion-based and more like a neutral question; I hope you don't mind, @maguire. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 6 '16 at 22:06

It's certainly possible (heck, anything's possible), but there's absolutely no evidence that this rumour is anything other than pure fan-fiction.

There's nothing in the seven ten HP books to indicate that Lily Potter was pregnant, nor has J.K. Rowling issued any post-facto statements that would imply that that was the case, nor has she issued any twits that speak to this issue.

As hard as it is to prove a negative, without any kind of proof, I think we can call this one debunked.

  • There’s usually some signs, right? – Bellatrix Dec 2 '17 at 5:39
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    @Bellatrix - Certainly in the film there's zero indication – Valorum Dec 2 '17 at 8:35
  • Thanks so much! :) (By the way, I’m sorry - I was sleepy and I thought this post was about something else, my apologies.) Anyway, I approve of this answer, have an upvote! :) – Bellatrix Dec 2 '17 at 15:14

It's not indicated that Lily is pregnant in the books, and J.K. Rowling has not stated that this is true. There is absolutely no evidence to back this theory up. However, it also hasn't been debunked because there is also no evidence to suggest that this isn't true. So, you may believe it if you want, but I suggest that you don't because there's no point and no evidence.

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    I don't think it's appropriate to claim someone is depressed. Furthermore we're looking for concrete answers here not "you can think what you like" – Edlothiad Aug 27 '17 at 22:19
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    I don't mean it as you are actually depressed, I meant it as "Harry Potter's already sad so if you wanna make it sadder, go ahead" didn't mean to offend anyone. And in this case, "you can think what you like" is a solid enough answer to a question with no proof either way. – ThePerksofbeingaPotterPhan Aug 29 '17 at 18:34
  • This does not address the question as it is worded. The asker is questioning whether or not JKR has addressed the rumor and then asking a second question contingent upon JKR confirming the rumor, so "you can think what you like" is not a good answer here. Absence of proof would indicate that no, she has not addressed nor confirmed the rumor. – Forral Aug 29 '17 at 20:14
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    I edited it and made it better. You're right, it was crap. I didn't know what to write and i was new to this blah blah blah. Hope it's okay:) – ThePerksofbeingaPotterPhan Aug 30 '17 at 10:16

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