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8 pregnancy documentaries to add to your queue Emotional Wellness

8 pregnancy documentaries to add to your queue

Pop the popcorn, curl up on the sofa, and cue up a documentary on the topic du jour.

40 Weeks
Real-life couples share an intimate peek into their journeys from conception to delivery. They’re brave, they’re candid, and they’re open about everything from awkward leaks to awe-inducing ultrasounds.

The Business of Being Born
This provocative documentary offers a probing report on America’s health care system, and its compelling findings will encourage you to advocate for The Mama Sherpas Babies the birth you want. What’s responsible for the rise in Follow four babies from around the

National Geographic: In the Womb
This informative flick combines real footage and science-based computer imagery to dive deep into the development and behaviors of the fetus in the womb. You’ll undoubtedly pick up a few fascinating tidbits to share at birth class. (Check out In the Womb: Multiples, too.)

Doulas: A documentary
Whether you’re thinking about adding a doula to your labor team or simply want to know what the heck one is, this enlightening film fills you in on just what these “tour guides for birth” can do and how one might fit into your birth plan.

More Business of Being Born
A complement to The Business of Being Born, this four-part series features interviews with legendary midwife Ina May Gaskin and celebrity moms, such as Gisele Bundchen and Cindy Crawford. It also includes segments on doulas, birth centers and VBACs. (That’s vaginal birth after cesarean, by the way. See? You’ve already learned something!)

The Mama Sherpas
What’s responsible for the rise in C-sections in America? And who might be able to help turn the numbers around? This closer look at why more babies are born in the operating room wonders aloud whether an increased reliance on midwives might make a difference.

Breastmilk
Breastfeeding families reveal what it’s really like in today’s world. The film highlights the benefits for baby, the challenges for mom, the effects on dad and the realities most don’t know about until they experience them firsthand.

Babies
Follow four babies from around the globe on their first trip around the sun. You’ll be amused and amazed as you observe the vastly different environments they grow up in and the universal parenting truths that cross cultures and continents.

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