9 Best Shows and Movies About Pregnancy


What helped me through my pregnancy journey was indulging in movies about pregnancy and some fun shows.

I watched some birth vlogs on Youtube, but I wanted more.

I loved watching media involving other pregnancies and birth stories during my pregnancy.

It made me feel excited and proud that I was going through this journey.

The movies about pregnancy helped me feel more connected and like a real mom.

I just wanted to consume them all!

Birth and pregnancy in movies can be fun, exciting, and goofy!

It was so fun and excited me to have my moment on D-Day.

Watching these shows and pregnancy movies was a great way to make birth and delivery less foreboding.

Of course, shows and movies about pregnancy can have intense birth and labor scenes.

However, this is for the more fun and light takes on the subject.

Now let’s get into it!

Here are 9 shows and movies about being pregnant!

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Movies About Pregnancy

Father of The Bride Part 2 (1995)

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Okay, this is one of my favorite movies about pregnancy!

I love the first Father of The Bride with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.

The second one revolves around how mom AND daughter are both pregnant simultaneously!

They undergo all the chronicles of pregnancy.

Steve Martin has to grapple with becoming a father again and starting all over while helping his daughter throughout her pregnancy.

It’s super light, funny, and heartwarming.

It will also give you great 90’s nostalgia feel-good vibes and is one of the best movies to watch while pregnant.

I remember watching this toward the end of my pregnancy, and it filled me up with love when Steve Martin was holding his newborn daughter in one hand and his newborn grandson in the other.

He says at that moment:

“Life doesn’t get much better than this.”

Then all his worries melt away.

All will be well.

One of the most heartwarming movies about pregnancy you will watch, especially if you are a fan of the first movie!

She’s Having a Baby (1988)

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If you’re a fan of John Hughes movies like me, this will be one of the heartwarming movies about pregnancy for you.

It involves a young newlywed couple (Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern ) struggling to grapple with the realities of adulthood.

After some years of marriage, they start getting harped on by their parents and in-laws regarding when they are having a baby.

I’m sure many of us can relate to that!

Kevin struggles with finding the motivation to fulfill his marital duties to get pregnant and is checked out of his marriage.

Once his wife becomes pregnant, after a lot of trial and error, he doesn’t know how to feel like many couples.

He’s afraid he can’t support his family as a struggling writer and is more afraid of this baby than excited.

It showcases the struggles of young marriages and early parenthood, how quickly you can start taking everything for granted, and how quickly it can change.

It’s a charming movie, funny and also dramatic.

One of those fun pregnancy movies for expecting parents!

Baby Mama (2008)

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Baby Mama is one of the funniest movies about pregnancy out there right now.

Starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, this comedy will have pregnancy elements you will relate to.

Tina Fey is a successful businesswoman who never got around to settling down and having kids when she found out she was infertile.

Having the resources she does as a single successful businesswoman, she hires a surrogate, Amy Poehler, to carry her baby.

Given their contrasting backgrounds, with Tina Fey being a little more uptight and rigid and Amy Poehler being more of a free spirit, they bump heads a lot and get into a lot of goofy shenanigans together.

One of the more fun, uplifting and best movies about pregnancy.

Juno (2007)

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Juno is one of those super cute, late 00’s quirky comedies that were so awesome during that time.

I remember this coming out when I was in high school and it was all the jam!

It’s about a teenage girl named Juno who winds up pregnant after a one time mediocre romp with her nerdy buddy Bleeker.

As any teenager, she freaked out initially and made an appointment for an abortion.

However after some further consideration she decided to find a family to adopt her baby.

As life has it, there are a lot of ups and downs in Juno’s journey and it’s a really sweet comedy for those of you looking for movies with pregnant characters.

Waitress (2007)

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I remember watching waitress while I was pregnant with Annabelle.

Waitress is one of those pregnancy movies that does an awesome job depicting the ambivalence a first time expectant mother can experience, especially when the expectant mother can’t stand her husand!

That is the premise of Waitress.

Waitress Jenna finds herself unexpectedly pregnant by her husband she is disgusted by in the deep south.

Unbeknownst to her husband, at her last attempt at a thrill she embarks on an unlikely forbidden relationship with her doctor, who is also married.

To deal with all the commotion in her life she turns to baking for inner peace.

Waitress is a super cute film and a must watch movies about pregnancy.

Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)

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Since I’m a huge fan of Drew Barrymore, i couldn’t pass up Riding in Cars With Boys.

Drew’s character is an incredibly ambitious teenager girl in a small working town of 1960’s Connecticut and has aspirations and dreams of becoming a writer.

Those dreams shatter into pieces when she finds out her boyfriend after a one night mediocre romp got her pregnant.

Being that it’s the 1960’s, she marries her boyfriend who ultimately becomes a heroin addict.

Drew’s character copes with being a teenager mother and the struggles and strains of her marriage.

It’s raw, heartwarming and honest.

Pregnancy in Shows

Full House: Season 5 ⎢ Episodes 9 & 10⎬Happy Birthday Babies Part 1 & 2

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I have owned every season of Full House on DVD since I was 16.

It’s always been one of my favorite shows, and let’s face it, there is a good chance we all wanted to have a marriage like Becky and Jesse’s!

One of my favorite episodes has always been the 2 part episodes where she goes into labor and gives birth to her two twin boys!

It’s during Michelle’s 5th birthday party when Becky goes into labor, leaving everyone scrambling during Michelle’s party to get to the hospital!

At one point, leaving all the kids alone in the living room with a birthday cake!

We all know what happens at that point!

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Jesse, who thinks he is experiencing stomach pains from Joey’s Chili dinner, he finds out he needs his appendix out at the hospital!

It always cracks me up when Jesse goes:

Becky is here having the twins so I thought heck! While I’m here why don’t I get my appendix out.”

He does make it back in time from his surgery to see the birth of his boys, but not without being doped up on pain medication, leaving him in a goofy, drunken stupor state while singing to Becky as she’s pushing

“ You’re Having My Baby ”

by Paul Anka.

It is a funny, heartwarming, and sweet episode, and always left me with warm fuzzies whenever I watched it, even long before I was pregnant.

When they all sing “Happy Birthday” to the twins for the first time in the hospital, it will make you cry tears of joy, no joke.

Full House is one of the sugariest shows, especially this episode!

Golden Girls: Season 6 ⎜Episode 1 ⎬ Blanche Delivers

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Golden Girls has always been my number-one show.

It is one of the best-written comedies/sitcoms ever to grace Hollywood, and I am eternally grateful.

Earlier in a previous season, Blanche’s daughter Rebecca announces she is getting artificially inseminated.

This took a while for Blanche to accept, but she eventually came around and was excited for her daughter and a new grand-baby.

In this episode, her daughter comes to Miami to give birth to her baby girl and wants to do it naturally.

Of course, Blanche being Blanche, was initially very closed-minded about the idea and took some convincing.

This episode captures the relational issues we can have with our mothers and how scary it is to become a mother yourself.

There is genuinely nothing more feel-good than Golden Girls.

Call The Midwife

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I started watching Season one shortly before I got pregnant!

I watched the whole series throughout my pregnancy.

The story takes place in 1950s England, where Midwives, Doctors, and Nuns help the local women deliver their babies and provide healthcare.

It goes over all the typical and atypical relational, pregnancy, and baby issues, and they help these women during the most trying times of their lives.

Most of these women live in poverty, and you see how strong they were considering how little they had and how hard it was!

In one episode, a mother was delivering her 10th child, and they set up a little bed in one of their dresser drawers!

It just goes to show that we can do this.

We are strong women who can take on life’s most challenging task, birthing and raising our children.

There is so much excellent writing and character development, and they tackle many social issues around women’s health.

I strongly suggest you and your partner watch this.

Pregnancy Is a Marathon

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Gearing up for D-Day doesn’t have to be scary or stressful the whole time.

Pregnancy is a marathon; taking time for yourself is important for you and your baby.

We can indulge in fun, light-hearted shows and movies about pregnancy to take the edge off.

You will have plenty of time to prepare for the baby’s arrival, so no need to put so much pressure on yourself early on.

Take time to enjoy your pregnancy as much as you can.

I know that is easier said than done.

My pregnancy experience wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, so I get it.

These movies and shows help put things back into perspective and where you are headed.

Sit back, grab some yummy popcorn with M&M’s, and enjoy all the shows and movies about pregnancy!

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