One of the most fun things to do when you are expecting is to watch pregnancy movies that will get you in the mood for your impending bundle of joy.
While researching this post, I noticed that most pregnancy movies available are comedies, I did find a few horrors and thrillers but didn’t include any that I think would be disturbing for pregnant women.
Funny pregnancy movies are really popular because they are so relatable and really highlight the highs and lows of giving birth and dealing with a growing tummy for nine months!
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I’ve also included some awesome pregnancy documentaries and TV Series which feature babies and pregnancy in different situations.
The documentaries are more on the serious side but very informative and educational for expecting moms and dads.
Best Pregnancy Movies
The movies below are awesome for expecting moms and dads-to-be. They are all available on Amazon Prime and some are also streaming on Netflix at the moment.
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This movie is hilarious for anyone who has ever been pregnant. It touches on everything from pregnancy loss, infertility, adoption and even a twin pregnancy. A must watch inspired by the bestselling pregnancy guides.
Your average guy and a beautiful professional woman meet at a bar, get drunk, have sex and lo and behold, she gets pregnant. The story unfolds as the pregnancy progresses and they try to make it work.
Teen idol Molly Ringwald stars here as a bright high school student whose life takes an abrupt turn when she becomes pregnant by boyfriend Randall Batinkoff. Naturally their respective parents are completely at odds over the pregnancy and only Ringwald and Batyinkoff think they can make it as parents.
This movie is more about babies than pregnancy but it is worth the watch, just for the laughs –
One drunken night, two friends admit that they wish they had the other’s life. Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) thinks Dave has it all: a beautiful, loving family and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. But Dave (Jason Bateman) thinks Mitch’s stress-free life without obligation or consequence is the real dream come true
Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason Bateman in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (Bateman) objections, decides it’s time to have a baby – even if it means doing it herself…with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson).
This movie is an older but a great pregnancy movie featuring a young Kevin Bacon as the lead man.
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is?
A juvenile Hugh Grant struggles to accept his girlfriend’s pregnancy in this remake of a French movie, Neuf Mois.
This is a great chick-flick if you are in the mood for a romantic comedy.
A small town waitress stuck in a lousy marriage finds love when an exciting out-of-towner enters her life. This is a
On the brink of losing her job, a secretary makes a desperate attempt to avoid the sack and falsely announces that she is pregnant. Fearing a discrimination lawsuit, her horrified boss spares her. However, our protagonist must now convince everyone in her life that she is expecting. Sporting a fake pregnancy bump, she finds that her new condition comes with a lot of benefits, including popularity and promotions.
When a male doctor (Arnold Schwarzenegger) becomes pregnant after his associate (Danny DeVito) talks him into taking an experimental drug as part of a research project hilarity ensues.
Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) will be a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth in five days. He intends to catch a flight home from Atlanta so he can be there for the delivery, but a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) throws a monkey wrench into his plans.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in this hilarious movie about pregnancy and the life changes it brings.
When she becomes unexpectedly pregnant by a guy pal, a 16-year-old girl in small-town Minnesota decides to give her baby to the “perfect” couple she locates from the classified ads, only to discover that the impending adoption is pushing them towards divorce and causing her to fall in love with the biological father of the child.
After dating a string of Mr. Wrongs, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) commits to her back-up plan: to take on motherhood alone. But just when she discovers she’s pregnant, she meets Mr. Right.
Another older movie from the 80’s this one is a classic – Diane Keaton is awesome as business woman thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
A 57-year-old business man’s yearning to begin settling down and taking things easy gets derailed when his 39-year-old wife, Julia, changes her longstanding stance about having children. The issue becomes a pressing topic of disagreement, ultimately coming to a head when Julia discovers that she is pregnant despite the slim odds.
After Verona gets pregnant, she heads across country with her boyfriend, Burt to find the perfect place to raise their unborn child. Along the way, they meet some very kooky friends and their long-lost family members.
When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant, an unmarried woman is forced to make a choice about raising the baby with her less-than-perfect boyfriend or with an ideal potential father — her roommate — who happens to be gay.
Bridget Jones is back and this time she is expecting a baby! Another great movie in the Bridget Jones series.
Ok, so this is a movie for kids but it really is a funny take on babies and the crazy way they are!
3 men trade their relaxing lifestyles for life with a baby. This movie is one of those classics that everyone loves.
Steve Martin returns in this hilarious sequel to the comedy smash Father Of The Bride. Having married off his cherished daughter, George Banks is ready to get footloose and fancy-free – until his daughter and his wife both announce they’re pregnant.
When a baby girl’s godparents become all she has left in the world, they are forced to set aside their differences and find a way to raise her together.
Documentaries about Pregnancy and babies
40 Weeks is the first unscripted documentary film to offer an intimate window into the week-by-week journey of pregnant women across the country.
It explores the emotional and physical changes through pregnancy, the hopes and fears and the confusing and often difficult choices that can be presented during this time.
This film shows the life of a home birth midwife, from prenatal, to births, to postpartum, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery is not legal, and families are faced with fewer birth options.
If home birth is something you are considering, this pregnancy documentary is for you! It follows the story of Dr. Michelle Minikel who thought home birth was crazy, until she got pregnant.
From Here to Maternity is an observational documentary series following the expectant mothers, nervous fathers and busy staff at CUMH. Filmed with unprecedented access to the labour and neonatal wards, the series is a unique insight to the emotional journey of bringing new life into the world
Ricki Lake presents this look at the current state of the childbirth “industry” and looks at the options available to women nowadays. This is a must-watch for any pregnant woman and dad-to-be.
The second in the Business of being born series presented by Ricki Lake, this sequel features pregnant actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley on a tour of The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee, where pioneer midwife Ina May Gaskin talks candidly about the latest birth trends.
An eye-opening glance into the practices of one of the busiest hospitals in the Philippines. Selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn’t go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City. Along the way, she explores the ever-changing definition of “family.”
When his wife became pregnant with their first child, Steve Buonaugurio documented the couple’s experience with the American maternity system. It reveals the cabal of hospital, insurance and health organizations that puts profits before a pregnant woman’s safety and health. Buonaugurio also records the couple’s plans for a home birth, their ultimate defiance of the system.
Making babies is big business in India. The Akanksha clinic is the largest outfit producing infants for clients, often foreigners, who can’t conceive themselves. For the women who get pregnant on demand it’s a deeply traumatic way of escaping poverty. A sensitive but powerful doc with intimate narratives that chart the aspirations and fears of client and surrogate.
How does the baby perceive its world and ours? This documentary reviews current knowledge of the baby’s experiences before and after its birth.
This is one of my favourite pregnancy movies, the babies are so cute!
This documentary follows 4 babies in different parts of the world. It’s such a nice insight to parenthood and baby life in different countries and cultures.
Prepare to be moved by this intelligent and poignant film about one woman’s birth journey with a breech pregnancy and breech birth. Experience the fear, anticipation, support and birth outcomes when you are clear about your boundaries and in touch with your inner voice in pregnancy. The role that caregivers have in a woman’s birth is highlighted beautifully, ensuring this is a must see film
This is the movie version of the bestselling book and is a must-watch before your baby is born. It shows Dr Karp’s techniques for calming a fussy baby and is easier to understand than the book, in my opinion. This was a lifesaver when my first daughter was born.
With footage shot all over the world, this documentary explores what makes babies such a miracle.
TV Series About Pregnancy And Having A Baby
This series follows the real-life experiences of eleven expecting women as they face the complexities of pregnancy, the intensity of giving birth and the realities of bringing a new life into the world.
This TV series is from 1977 shows the story of various couples who get caught up in the personal and emotional crises of birth, adoption and hospitalization, and also of the hospital and health care workers who take care of them.
This documentary series highlights he pain and joy of fertility treatment as couples strive to conceive a baby.
When a doctor’s mix-up end up with her getting pregnant, Jane has to get used to a new normal!
This hilarious series is about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash and hormones flare as these two realize they don’t know the first thing about each other
I love this series, it’s a comedic look at life for parents of young kids and features Maya Rudolph, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.
This BBC series is set in the 1950s and is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in London’s East End.
Another British export, One Born Every minute is a “fly on the wall” documentary chronicling the extraordinary highs and lows of the day-to-day life in a maternity hospital
This documentary series follows parents in the last few weeks of pregnancy all the way to the first few weeks with a newborn. It’s a really nice view of the realities of labour and delivery.
Pregnancy Movies On Lifetime
If you love Lifetime Original movies, check out these pregnancy movies that you can get on Amazon.
Amazon Prime offers a Lifetime movie add-on that you can try for FREE for 7 days.
A dedicated Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent goes undercover to prove that an adoption agency owner is working to fuel a global infant trafficking ring.
For her senior project, 18-year-old Gaby tells her friends, family, and school that she is pregnant, then records how she is treated as her “baby bump” grows. Based on a true story.
A blogger investigating a sudden spike in teenage pregnancies in her hometown finds herself at the center of media firestorm surrounding the teens’ “pregnancy pact.”
This is one of the only pregnancy movies I included that is more of a drama and a bit dark. It’s a typical Lifetime movie with lots of ups and downs.
When Nate and Layla have trouble conceiving, they seek help from acclaimed fertility doctor Bianca Hartman. When Layla starts having jarring mood swings and Nate starts having blackouts, they begin to suspect something may be wrong and get a second opinion.
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