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What to Expect: The Movie

a blog by Infertile Naomi, May 18, 2012

Caution: Bring your tissues and/or Fertility Therapist

The movie, "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," is hitting theaters. Conceived from the bestselling pregnancy books, the story follows the relationships of four couples dealing with pregnancy, infertility, adoption and parenthood. The film has big named stars including Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez and Anna Kendrick.

Morrison and Diaz play a couple who find themselves pregnant; Banks plays the wannabe mommy who is struggling to conceive (bring your tissues, ladies). Jennifer Lopez is hoping to adopt a child from Africa, and Anna Kendrick finds herself with an accidental surprise after a one night stand. An added bonus is a special guest appearance by Kim Fields (Tootie, from "Facts of Life") as the adoption agent.

If you are debating whether or not to see this movie, consider this.

  • Do not see this movie after a failed cycle, negative pregnancy test or if you just plan to cry the entire time.
  • Do not see this movie if everyone in the theater looks pregnant.
  • Do not see this movie after attending a baby shower, a fertility therapist appointment or finding out that your cousin is pregnant for the third time.
  • Do not see this movie if you feel hormonally charged from Clomid side effects.
  • Do not see this movie if you think it will make you feel depressed.

Personally, I plan to see this movie because I like a film that deals with infertility and adoption, and I always like to torture myself by seeing a film filled with pregnant women.

Do you plan to see What to Expect: The Movie? Check out the official trailer:

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Update! I recently saw the movie, What to Expect, with my 'why-do-I-have-to-see-this-movie?' husband.

If you're expecting an award winning film, this is not your type of movie. Although, the script needs improvement and the acting is so-so, it's still a lighthearted movie touching on difficult topics. The movie explores adoption, miscarriage, infertility and motherhood. Actress Elizabeth Banks plays a woman who gets pregnant after 2 years of infertility. In real life, Banks also struggled with infertility and later had a son through a surrogate. Here's what she had to say in an interview...

"When I was going through my battle with infertility, I got wonderful advice, which was, 'Why are you so worried about the pregnancy? Just get the baby whatever way you can get your baby... Pregnant women would say, 'Yeah, pregnancy is really great and lovely, but then you go to the hospital and they give you your baby and you have to mother it.' That's the part that's important, mothering the baby." -Elizabeth Banks

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