Pregnancy in American Horror Story

What is the role of pregnancy in the first two seasons of American Horror Story? In the first season, we have the housewife pregnant with a monster that eventually kills her in childbirth. In the second, we have two women pregnant who are pregnant from the same man. There are many factors that make them different, even to the extent that one is black and one is white. There could be interesting "black and white" comparisons drawn between their roles in their lover’s life, how they become pregnant, how they handle their pregnancy, etc. What are the implications of using pregnancy as a plot device?

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