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What to Expect in 2012 Fertility TV and Movies
a blog by Infertile Naomi, January 8, 2012
Welcome to 2012.
Rumor has it that sometime this year, the apocalypse might occur, Kim Kardashian might re-marry and break it off after 71 days, Justin Bieber might father another illegitimate child, and Jennifer Aniston might sport a baby bump. In the celebrity world, it’s going to be a busy year.
As for new television and movies coming in 2012, here’s what we can expect:
Returning TV Shows with a Fertility Twist
The fertility twist to this reality show is that all 25 women want babies, or at least they claim they do. On The Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik returns to find the love of his life and (most probably) gets engaged in the show’s finale. The show would be far more interesting if Bachelor Ben and his bachelorettes could undergo fertility testing to ensure they could actually have children. Not to worry though, Ben and his future fiancé will most likely break up before they can say ‘in vitro fertilization.’
A Conception Story
TLC network may have a lot of pregnancy-related programming, but their web-based conception show is actually quite good. Season 2 is back and follows couples on their journey to parenthood. A very honest look at the difficulties of conceiving and the joys of pregnancy after infertility.
Movies with a Fertility Twist
What to Expect When You’re Expecting — Release Date May 2012
Based on the popular book series What to Expect when You're Expecting, the movie with the same name is slated to be released this May. The story follows four couples on their journey to parenthood, from preconception to delivery to adoption. The movie is filled with many A-list stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Morrison and even Chris Rock. This movie releases just in time for Mother’s Day, so bring your mom, a box of tissues and maybe even your fertility therapist.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green —Release Date August 2012
The trailer alone will move you to tears. Jennifer Gardner and Joel Edgerton play a childless couple who would do anything to have a baby. In a moment of hope, they decide to bury a box in their backyard wishing for a child. They soon get their wish as Timothy Green seems to magically appear. After seeing this movie, I can almost guarantee that at least one couple will plant a “Give me a baby” wish box in their own backyard. The movie should come with a disclaimer: “Do not try this at home unless you have extremely fertile soil.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 — Release Date November 2012
I’ll admit to having never watched these movies, but apparently Bella gives birth to her vampire child. It seems very logical that Bella can get pregnant with a dead guy’s 100-year-old sperm. Now that’s a very fertile couple!
Of course, you can almost guarantee that 2012 will also bring us a flick starring a knocked up Katherine Heigl and Chris Rock running a daddy day care.
Cheers to a fertile 2012!