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The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 1.2k voters 186k views 19 items

There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects and behind the scenes medical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including using traditional doctors and hospitals verses home birth with a midwife, what to expect during your pregnancy, and the medical mysteries of childbirth. What are pregnancy documentaries? Without having information, it’s hard to understand the science behind pregnancy, what your pregnancy will be like, and especially how to take care of a newborn. These topics are equally important to childbirth, and documentaries like this can help you prepare for this amazing transition in your life!

This list discusses the best documentary films discussing pregnancy, including National Geographic: In the Womb, The Business of Being Born, Pregnant in America, Babies, and Waiting for a HeartbeatVote up those you recommend, and please add any that we missed.

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The Business of Being Bo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy

Released: 2007

Directed by: Abby Epstein

The Business of Being Born is a 2008 documentary film that explores the contemporary experience of childbirth in the United States. Produced by Ricki Lake, it compares various childbirth ...more
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40 Weeks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Rita added 40 Weeks

Released: December, 2014

Directed by: Christopher Henze

40 Weeks’ award-winning documentary team is thrilled to present expectant couples a film they can relate to and share with one another.

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Discovery: from Concepti... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Discovery: from Conception to Birth

Released: 2005

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Nova: Life's Greatest Mi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Nova: Life's Greatest Miracle

Released: 2011

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Babies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Thomas Balmès

Babies, also known as Baby and Bébé, is a 2010 French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four humans through their first year after birth. Two of the babies ...more
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Birth Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Birth Story

Released: 2012

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Pregnant in America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Steve Buonaugurio, Gordon Grobelny, Mandy Buonaugurio

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Buonaugurio

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Pregnancy for Dummies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Pregnancy for Dummies

Released: 2002

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Business of Being Born 2... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Business of Being Born 2

Released: 2008

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A Doula Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
A Doula Story

Released: 2004

Directed by: Daniel Alpert

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National Geographic: in ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
National Geographic: in the Womb: Identical Twins

Released: 2008

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The Face of Birth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
The Face of Birth Andrew Bisits, Justine Caines, Vicki Car

Released: 2012

Directed by: Gavin Banks, Kate Gorman

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Laboring Under An Illusi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth Vs. the Real Thing

Released: 2009

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National Geographic: the... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
National Geographic: the Science of Babies

Released: 2007

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First Comes Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
julie-van-jaarsveld added First Comes Love

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nina Davenport

First Comes Loves is a 2012 documentary film directed by Nina Davenport.
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Nova: the Miracle of Lif... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Nova: the Miracle of Life

Released: 1983

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Natural Born Babies - Mo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Natural Born Babies - Modern Day, Natural Childbirth

Released: 2011

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Works of Wonder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Works of Wonder

Released: 2002

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Freedom for Birth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Freedom for Birth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Alex Wakeford, Toni Harman

Freedom for Birth is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Alex Wakeford and Toni Harman.