The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy

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Vote up your favorite pregnancy docus that every mother-to-be should watch.

Watching the best pregnancy documentaries can shed light on what to expect when you're expecting. 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 vs. home birth with a midwife, what to expect during your pregnancy, and the medical mysteries of childbirth. What are good pregnancy documentaries? You can help decide by voting up your favorites. 

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. A few of these docs about pregnancy are even available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

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 pregnancy docus you would recommend to your friends.

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  • This documentary, directed by Abby Epstein, examines the ways that the American health care system approaches childbirth. The traditional form of U.S. birth involves hospitals, drugs and ...more

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  • 40 Weeks

    40 Weeks

    138 votes

    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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  • Nova: Life's Greatest Miracle

    Nova: Life's Greatest Miracle

    73 votes
  • Discovery: from Conception to Birth

    Discovery: from Conception to Birth

    95 votes
  • Babies
    62 votes
    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 featured in the film are from ...more
  • National Geographic: in the Womb: Identical Twins

    National Geographic: in the Womb: Identical Twins

    20 votes