If you're anything like me, you've probably scoured the internet for all things baby-related ever since you found out you have a new baby coming! 

Between figuring out the best stroller to navigating the wild world of baby names, there's a lot to think about!! Knowing what I know now, I would get most of my baby items from other moms or find a 2nd hand boutique of sorts. Baby clothes are expensive! Especially when they’ll only wear them max 3 times. 

Have you watched any documentaries about pregnancy & birth? It's not your usual “turn of your brain and Netflix binge” but it’s an educational change of pace!

Here's a list of 8 documentaries that are a must-watch if you're about to welcome a little bundle of joy into your world!

The Beginning of Life - This documentary takes you around the world to explore the impact of the environment on a baby's first 1,000 days of life. It's a beautiful reminder of how our world shapes us right from the start! 

Click here to watch the trailer 

Babies - Follow the journey of four babies from different parts of the world – Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States – during their first year of life.

Available on Netflix

Microbirth - Ever thought about how the way we're born could affect our future health? This eye-opening documentary delves into the microbiome and its crucial role in our health, starting from birth. 

Click Here to Watch

The Business of Being Born - This film examines childbirth in America and the medical industry surrounding it, pushing for more awareness about birth options and practices. It's a must-watch for anyone considering their birth plan.

This is the movie I personally watched that helped me choose to have my children at a midwife group and birth center!

Born in the USA - Take a closer look at the maternity care system in the United States through the eyes of three women with very different experiences. It's an intimate look at the choices mothers face. 

Click Here to Watch

In Utero - A deep dive into how our time in the womb affects our health, behavior, and the type of people we become. It combines science and psychology in a fascinating way. 

Watch Here

A Breech in the System - This film explores the topic of breech births and the movement toward normalizing vaginal breech delivery. It's a great watch for anyone interested in learning about less common birthing practices.

Breastmilk - The title says it all! This documentary looks at the challenges and triumphs of breastfeeding, from societal pressures to the personal journey of nursing. 

If you liked this Business of Being Born, this is from the same producers!

Watch on Amazon Prime Here