10 Ways Hollywood Can Portray Pregnancy and Childbirth More Accurately

If you’ve seen pregnancy portrayed on TV or in the movies, it starts with a sudden puke, followed by nine months of the belly cradling and glowing (cue the obligatory room-painting scene in cute overalls!). Then, labor and delivery is a slapstick horror movie, with women screaming like demons and one quick push. If you’ve been pregnant or given birth, you know it isn’t like that at all. Here’s some things we’d like to see in movies or TV to make pregnancy and childbirth more realistic.

Christine Leone
by Christine Leone
Apr 15, 2019