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The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy  

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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 Born is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
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

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 Mira... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Nova: Life's Greatest Miracle
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Discovery: from Conception to ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Discovery: from Conception to Birth
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Babies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
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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Pregnant in America is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Steve Buonaugurio, Gordon Grobelny, Mandy Buonaugurio
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The Face of Birth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
The Face of Birth Andrew Bisits, Justine Caines, Vicki Car
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Pregnancy for Dummies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Pregnancy for Dummies
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Birth Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Birth Story
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A Doula Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
A Doula Story
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National Geographic: in the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
National Geographic: in the Womb: Identical Twins
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Laboring Under An Illusion: Ma... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth Vs. the Real Thing
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Business of Being Born 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Business of Being Born 2
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First Comes Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
julie-van-jaarsveld added First Comes Love
First Comes Loves is a 2012 documentary film directed by Nina Davenport.
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National Geographic: the Scien... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
National Geographic: the Science of Babies
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Nova: the Miracle of Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Nova: the Miracle of Life
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Natural Born Babies - Modern D... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Natural Born Babies - Modern Day, Natural Childbirth
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Works of Wonder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Works of Wonder
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Freedom for Birth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Pregnancy
Freedom for Birth
Freedom for Birth is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Alex Wakeford and Toni Harman.