The Best Movies to Watch if You're Expecting

The Best Movies to Watch if You're Expecting

Expecting a child is a whirlwind of emotions. One moment your heart is fluttering with joy, the next moment it is weighed down with worry. It is an unforgettable journey, full of unique experiences and revelations. Movies, with their potent blend of visuals, sound, and storytelling, are a wonderful medium to present and explore the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy. Today, we invite you to dive into a selection of movies that best depict the journey of expectant mothers.

Starting with light-hearted comedies, moving towards meaningful dramas, we'll journey into stories that will make you laugh, cry and most importantly, resonate with your current stage of life. These movies are not just a way to pass time, but a means to seek comfort, understanding, and a sense of companionship. They showcase the joys, fears, and the transformative power of motherhood in all its unabashed reality.

 what to expect when you are expecting

1.   First on our list is "What to Expect When You're Expecting". With an ensemble cast and intertwining stories, this comedy-drama portrays the experiences of five couples who are expecting. This film offers a humorous yet heartfelt look at the surprises, joys, and woes that pregnancy can bring.

Bridget Jones s Baby

2   Bridget Jones's Baby offers a funny and relatable take on pregnancy. The film presents a hilarious scenario where the protagonist, Bridget, is unsure of who the father of her unborn child is. Even amidst its comic undertones, the film beautifully captures the journey of a pregnant woman - her fears, her delights, and her love for her unborn child.

3   Life as We Know It delves into the difficulties of parenthood and the unexpected situations it brings along. The film brings out the struggles and happiness of building a family, a theme that resonates with not just new mums, but all parents.


4   Junior with its unique blend of comedy and science fiction, offers a humorous take on pregnancy, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a man who becomes pregnant.

5   Tully addresses the rarely discussed topic of postpartum depression. The film's realistic portrayal of motherhood is something that many expectant mothers might find solace in.

Father of the Bride


6   Father of the Bride is a gentle comedy that beautifully outlines the emotions of a father who is about to welcome his grandchild into the world.

Why do these movies matter? They offer representation - they provide a space where a pregnant woman can see experiences similar to hers being played out on screen, they offer solace, that one is not alone in their fears or their joys, and that each journey is unique and beautiful in its own way.

Besides the movies discussed above, we recommend a few others such as "The Back-up Plan", "Nine Months", and "Baby Mama". These films, although different in their storytelling, are unified in their portrayal of the journey of expectant mothers.

We hope this list of movies provides comfort, offers laughs, sparks thought, and most importantly, makes you feel seen and understood in your journey of pregnancy. So, grab some popcorn and let the movie marathon begin!!

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