Of course Mpreg stories would have to be slightly more emotional because they’re dealing with pregnancy. In my stories, the men are almost always shocked by the pregnancy. That, to me, adds a humorous element to the story that I love. Then of course we get to see the characters grow closer as the alpha becomes more protective of his pregnant omega. Mpreg definitely tugs at the heart strings and allows the author and the reader to go deeper with the feels.
Harking back to merlenhiver’s quote from the introduction, we can see heteronormative notions expressed in her praise of “The Alpha as the ideal male – protective, fierce yet caring, driven mad by his desire for the Omega, and ultimately a provider for his family.”
As he started to bear down again, he gripped his legs this time and spread them even wider, throwing his head back and yelling in pain while he bore down against the pain. He didn’t understand why this was happening to him, he’d taken such good care of his pregnancy and the eggs and babies he fic largely being written and consumed by male attracted cis-females…isn’t it likely they will see themselves in the role of the omega, with possible detrimental effects on their own sense of worth and expectations for relationships with a male/alpha partner? Are omegaverse fics that play up those stereotypes the slash equivalent of ‘After’ or Fifty Shades of Grey?” (hiddensymposiarch, female, bisexual, 30-40, Canada)
Five hours later, Draco brought the twins back up to their bedroom because he knew Harry would want to see them as soon as he awoke. The twins began to cry and Harry immediately stirred. He sat up slowly and painfully. It felt like everyone muscle in his body was screaming at him. He looked over in the direction of the crying and saw Draco sitting in the chair with both babies in his arm.
4 TWINKLING STARS: “Starting a new series can be a worry for some authors, but I always find that it gives an author a chance to either expand on the type of books that they write or try something new. I have to say that Stormy Glenn did not disappoint. This first book in the Wolf Haven series tells the story of Matthew or Matty, a human omega and Rico, a shifter, both who have no idea what the other is. I would have given this five stars, but this first book in the series focuses on world and character building, so it just lost that slight edge. Having said that, because I enjoyed the start to this series so much, I immediately bought the second book to find out what happened to the two characters whose story started towards the end. All in all, it’s a strong start to a new series, and I anxiously look forward to more from the Wolf Haven series.” – Redz, Redz World
Not everyone likes mpreg – it was one of the most frequently named squicks in an earlier section of my survey – as the following quotes will illustrate. All are in reply to “Name your least favourite thing about Omegaverse” and tie into other items on this list as well:
My issue with this story is how it was presented. It’s noted here on Amazon that it’s over 500 pages. Obviously this is completely false. I finished this story in about an hour so I’d say it was under 100 pages. Now I realize the page length on any blurb is up to Amazon getting it right but who’s at fault here, especially when it holds another story. Nothing in the blurb about another story following this one, but I wanted to finish what wasn’t written about Rocco and Kade. I wondered if Kade was now shifting and being more familiar with his wolf. I also wondered what Rocco did in his spare time besides fix up the house and care for the dogs. Is he a house husband? There’s no mention of schooling, training, or what he’ll do outside his pack structure. I pictured Kade working himself to the bone with a job and heavy volunteer work and Rocco sitting around. And I never understood why a pack wolf would fight for leadership when it wasn’t Rocco’s to give. That whole thing came off as a vendetta against Rocco and I kept expecting this defeated wolf to pop up and harass Kade. So yes, the story was short and unfulfilling. It was okay, I wanted more. 3 stars. – Dan’s Wife
Yeah, as Everbright says… the biggest *cough* “realism” issue is that in an actual wolf pack, alpha male mates with alpha female, not with the omegas. Alpha female wolves are like alpha male wolves — often just as aggressive or more aggressive than their male partners. (There are documented cases of very aggressive alpha females with fairly easygoing alpha males.) Alpha males might in fact try to mate with other females in the pack, too, but it’s generally the alpha female who warns off the other females (an alpha male’s daughters will also warn off his attempts to mate with them), and I think I’ve seen theories that her dominance causes the subordinate females not to go into estrus anyway. Subordinate females, including omegas, who become pregnant in a pack risk the alphas killing them, killing their pups, driving them away from the pack, or in a best-case scenario, taking their pups to raise as their own…, Eregyrn, Jul 10 2012
“These are going to help you give birth faster. It’ll be a lot more painful, but it’ll make the eggs come out quickly. Do you want it?” Joel presented the tablets to the laboring man who was in the midst of a strong contraction.
Dane’s company is making headlines for all the wrong reasons, as rumors of nefarious activity have begun to fly; and though he is a strong, commanding and charismatic alpha, even Dane cannot stand against the slanderous onslaught that threatens to take do…wn his business.
WARNING: This short story contains Minor Language, Mpreg, and Descriptive Labour and Birth Scenes. If you do not prefer any of these, than this is not the story for you, and I would recommend that you not read it. Especially if all you wish to do is comment on how much you think Mpreg is disgusting and wrong. If you have anything against this story, you can note me. I would prefer not to have comments that do nothing but start flame wars.
He no longer wore his Asgardian clothes which were now in tatters since the doctors and nurses had to cut him out of them. He instead wore a generic hospital gown. Several bruises had formed all over Loki’s body since Thor had last seen him. The doctors had also informed him that he did indeed have a fractured skull, two broken ribs and a few torn ligaments.