Is Daenerys Targaryen capable of conceiving a child?

  • She had mentioned that her dragons would be the only children she will have. Does this mean she does not want children or she can not conceive children?

  • Mirri Maz Duur’s Prophecy was

    "When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east," said Mirri Maz Duur. "When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before."

    This might or might not be a real prophecy, but the way it was said, it made us think that it would be almost impossible for Dany to have another child.

    But it is not yet proven that she cannot.

    I found an interesting theory on the Citadel:

    Spoilers for A Dance with Dragons

    For what it is worth, however, it seems just possible that A Dance with Dragons has satisfied most of the conditions if read metaphorically. Consider that Quentyn Martell -- "the Sun's son", referring to the Martell sun -- journeyed from the west to the east, where he died, that in Daenerys's last chapter she notes that the Dothraki sea is going dry and the grasses are dying, two of the pyramids of Meereen collapse in smoke and ash following Viserion and Rhaegel rampaging through the city and that she menstruates (or possibly suffers a miscarriage). This of course leaves us the need for a living child, and then the "return" of Drogo... though our speculation is that if she has a child, it will be a son that she names Drogo, thereby fulfilling Mirri's claim.

    Update: Dany actually believes that she won't have any more children.

    When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, when the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. Only then would her womb quicken once again...

    -- A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys IV

    I thought in that scene she contracted the bloody flux because of the river water or the berries. Did I miss something? Thanks for the answer.

    *Daenerys* believes that she won't have any more children, but it's important to note that *she's remembering the prophecy wrong*. The original prophecy listed Dany's next pregnancy as just one of a list of otherwise-unrelated signs, which does not mean the same thing as what she seems to remember.

    @One-One I don't remember exactly what it said but I think it was left *very* ambiguous what happened, other than Dany noting that she hadn't bled since she married Drogo. That may indicate that she recognize the bleeding as menstrual.

    Regarding your spoiler and speculation: the mountains blowing in the wind like leaves could be Clegane's ashes.

    @One-One I read this a few weeks back and to me it read as if she had a miscarriage. She mentions in the chapter that she can't remember the last time she menstruated if it was the last moon or the one before.

    "Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase"

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