I read Juliet1979Elizabeth‘s theory on spoilertv forum and I agree with what she wrote. She thinks that the pregnancy’s problems are connected to Juliet and she explains how. We know that the statue is Taweret and it has been confirmed by ABC. This is her theory:
I think that the pregnancy’s problems were caused by her death.
That’s why Richard told Sun “I saw them all die”.
Every loop during the incident Juliet and the other losties die somehow.
And that’s when the pregnancy’s problem begins. Her death caused it.
Ben told Sun “I’ve been on this island for 34 years and I have never seen the whole statue” (or something like that).
So you can’t connect the problem to the fact that the statue is now broken.
We saw the back of that statue in LaFleur, it was before 1974. In 1977 Juliet helped Amy to give birth so Ethan was born. There was just the foot of that statue at that time.
Oh what a coincidence, Ethan – who wasn’t even an hostile, but the son of two dharma’s members -, the one who was with Richard in Miami for taking Juliet to the Island.
Sawyer in LaFleur told Juliet “Well, maybe whatever made that happen hasn’t happened yet.” And I think the thing that happened is the incident, where everybody always dies (in every loop).
They showed the statue in LaFleur, just in the episode where Juliet succeeded to help a pregnant woman and her child.
There were 5 more episodes (from 5×01 to 5×05) where they showed the people who were left behind on the Island, but they showed Taweret just in LaFleur. Of course another coincidence.
Now the things are different. They have never flashed before, because as Richard said they all die.
They’re not dead now. Juliet detonated the bomb and they flashed, I think in 2007, coz’ Jacob is dead and he won’t cause any other loop or because he got what he wants: to solve the pregnancy’s problem. He lives in Taweret’s foot and made that tapestry with the line from the Odyssey and Taweret on it. That line from the Odyssey is related to Juliet and Sawyer’s relationship and what they have. I think these things are pretty important to Jacob.
On the other hand Flocke/anti-Jacob doesn’t believe in the human beings. That’s why he said
“They come. they fight. They destroy. they corrupt. It always ends the same.”
But Jacob said ” It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”
So Jacob makes the loops happen because he wants something. I think that something is solving the pregnancy’s problem of the island.
Pier Chang lost his hand during the incident coz’ that’s what is showed in the dharma video, but now he didn’t lose it coz’ Miles helped him. So I think that has never happened before (in any other loop).
Juliet has never decided to help Jack with his plan, they have never been around the hatch before because Miles has never helped his father before.
Maybe that’s why Jacob didn’t visit Juliet, coz’ she needed to take that decision after Sawyer looked at Kate (that still doesn’t make any sense coz’ Juliet was there, how stupid could he be for doing something like that in front of the woman who is with? Even if he would have loved Kate instead of Juliet, it’s just stupid looking at another woman when your one is around) because just with that decision she could have detonated the bomb and that’s the only way to avoid everybody’s death, expecially her death.
As Darlton said in a video interview (I think that one on EW when they talk about Suliet too) little Ben lived at Dharmaville for 3 years (1974 – 1977) and he certainly remembers Juliet, Sawyer, Jin and Miles.
So “You look just like her” (Harper said in 4X06)… that her is Juliet. Juliet of 2002 looks like Juliet of 1974.
That’s why Ben wanted Juliet on the island, he knew Juliet helped Amy to give birth the last child who was born on the Island.
In case nobody read what’s on Jacob’s tapestry: “And now, O queen, have pity upon me, for you are the first person I have met, and I know no one else in this country. Show me the way to your town, and let me have anything that you may have brought here to wrap your clothes in. May heaven grant you in all things your heart’s desire – husband, house, and a happy, peaceful home; for there is nothing better in this world than that man and wife should be of one mind in a house. It discomfits their enemies, makes the hearts of their friends glad, and they themselves know more about it than any one.”