Monologues about Pregnancies that are Far From Perfect

Written by Amanda Grace

Date: April 22nd, 2020

Pregnancy is a magical experience, sometimes. Sometimes, it’s a waking nightmare, or something in-between. Here are ten monologues for characters doing their best to adjust to the miracle of creating life. 

A dramatic monologue from Broken Moon by Jennie S. Redling

(Female, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s)

As two women reluctantly connect, the purpose of their waiting room visits—to end their pregnancies—is revealed.

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A  dramatic monologue from Scenes From an Unfinished Life by Leigh Kennicott

(Female, Dramatic, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

A young, unmarried girl contemplates her choices after discovering she is pregnant.

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A dramatic monologue from In the Shadow of My Son by Nadine Bernard

(Female, Dramatic, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

Dolores has recently found out she is pregnant and wants to have the baby, but her boyfriend is angry with her decision. Here, Dolores shares with the audience her difficulties picking a doctor.

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A serio-comic monologue from Milk Like Sugar by Kristen Greenidge

(Female, Serio-Comic, High School 14-18)

Margie has gotten pregnant and is trying to convince her friends to join her in pregnancy. As the three are texting, Margie bursts out, telling of her experience with a obstetrics nurse. Not realizing the procedures beforehand, she now re-enactss the entire sequence.

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A dramatic monologue from How Love is Spelt by Chloë Moss

(Female, Dramatic, College 18-22)

Peta has run away from her life back in Liverpool or a couple of weeks in London. She is pregnant with Colin’s baby and left only a note to explain her departure. After a series of unhappy encounters, she feels fearful, misses Colin, and asks him to come take her home.

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A serio-comic monologue from Immaculate by Oliver Lansley

(Female, Serio-Comic, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)

Despite splitting up from her ex-boyfriend Michael eleven and a half months ago, and not having had sex during that time, Mia finds herself pregnant… but when the Archangel Gabriel and Lucifer both show up claiming parentage, nobody is sure by whom.

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A dramatic monologue from An Actual Baby Person by Barbara Lindsay

(Female, Dramatic, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

Squishy is a very goth, very pregnant teenager. Fearing she doesn’t have what it takes to be a mother, she does her best to teach her irresponsible husband to love their unborn baby.

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A serio-comic monologue from See Jane Quit by Beth Kander

(Female, Serio-Comic, Adults 30-40s)

After Jane finds out she’s pregnant with Charles’ baby—and Charles is actually gay—she agreed to live with him to try to establish a “normal” life. But by this point, she’s had it.

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A serio-comic monologue from Little Gem by Elaine Murphy

(Female, Serio-Comic, College 18-22)

Amber spends a drug-fuelled night with her new boyfriend before waking up and being sick in Paul’s bathroom. At work, Mandy from the accounts department jokes that she ‘hopes it’s not morning sickness,’ which prompts Mandy to go to the chemist to buy a pregnancy test. This monologue is given as she sits on the toilet, waiting for the result.

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A dramatic monologue from Dear You, by Amber Valois

(Female, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s)

Mia is pregnant with her first child. She and her friend Riley are going through boxes of things her estranged mother dropped off at her house and found a letter Mia wrote to her younger self on the day of her high school graduation. After reading it, she decides to write a letter to her future child.

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Amanda Grace is an actor, writer, composer, improvisor and director whose work has graced stages from  Central Florida to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is based in London, where she is studying to obtain her M.F.A. in Actor & Performer Training at Rose Bruford College. Amanda holds an honours B.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as a certificate in Shakespearean Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her original albums can be streamed at
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