The 4 Best Movies to Watch While Pregnant
Being pregnant is no easy task – between the morning sickness, muscle aches, and swollen ankles, it’s difficult to find a comfortable moment. But one thing is true – you deserve a relaxing few hours off your feet on the sofa. Grab your favorite snack, fuzzy blanket, and most importantly – the remote. Whether you’re looking to learn, laugh, cry, or all three, here are four pregnancy movies to add to that watch list.
This documentary follows four babies from around the world (Namibia, Japan, Mongolia, and the United States) during the first year of their lives, and solidifies the fact that no matter where you are, babies will always be babies. Two of the babies are from rural areas, while the other two are from urban areas. The beginning highlights the pregnancy moments of each mother.
This Oscar-winning screenplay is a hilarious, sarcastic, and heartwarming story of a teenage girl, Juno, and her pregnancy journey. Not only does the movie show the good, bad, and ugly of pregnancy, but it also approaches it from a few different angles: teenage pregnancy, adoption, and what to expect when you’re expecting. Juno ultimately decides to place her baby for adoption, but the journey until that point is no easy feat. You’ll be sure to laugh, cry, and cry laughing at this wonderfully-made film.
The Tina Fey (Kate) and Amy Poehler (Angie) duo is sure to please in this hilarious comedy about a single, career-oriented woman, who hires a seemingly wild, immature lady to be her surrogate. Things get really heated when Kate decides to move in with Angie, only to find out she lied about being pregnant, and then ends up getting pregnant with her ex-husband. Filled with tons of comedic relief and some serious moments, this movie definitely will not disappoint.
Highlighting the struggles of new parenting, this movie follows the story of young couple Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) who inadvertently move next door to a fraternity house. This movie will be sure to leave you laughing as it so accurately depicts the everyday hiccups new parents face. Balancing new parenting and channeling their younger, child-free days proves to be the biggest challenge for the couple.
Whether you’re looking for a good flick, or taking a break on the couch, be sure to put these movies on your list. For all pregnant women out there, you’ll appreciate the laughs and accuracy some of these movies portray. Grab some popcorn, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.