As of today I’m 31 weeks pregnant with baby 4. Even though this is my 4th pregnancy nothing about a pregnancy is boring. Each time I’ve been pregnant I am amazed at this creation of new life that is forming within my body and how the female body is designed to transform during this journey.
The other evening Joe and I watched a documentary, 40 Weeks, which captures the beautiful journey and life changing experience of conceiving, carrying and birthing a baby. The 40 Weeks Movie is produced by Big Belli LLC, the husband and wife team of Christopher Henze and Dominique Debroux which is designed to empower, educate and create a sense of community for expectant moms.
40 Weeks is made for both moms and dads — presenting a beautiful palette of families’ experiences on their journey into parenthood. In the film, universal milestones of pregnancy are presented hand in hand with the personal experiences of the film’s generous and amazing expectant couples. Their diverse backgrounds will resonate with audiences, reassuring any mom-to-be that she is not alone.
This is a great film to watch if you are expecting because it gives a personal look at what pregnancy is like for so many different women. I really appreciated that they covered some of the challenges women face during pregnancy without evoking fear. They also covered a variety of different types of pregnancy and births, showing that each pregnancy is unique and requires decisions made based on specific circumstances. But overall, it captures the awe and beauty of what makes our human existence possible, pregnancy and birth.
To ensure that all health care information in the movie is accurate and current, 40 Weeks’ key partners include the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the world’s largest nursing authority dedicated to the health of women and babies, HealthyWomen.org, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women, and the March of Dimes, the most respected non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
Screenings Near You
Big Belli is partnering with Gathr to bring screenings to theaters across the country. Gathr’s Theatrical On Demand® is a new and exciting online crowd-sourcing approach that is rapidly changing film distribution.
Hold a 40 Weeks screening in your area or be notified if one is coming near you.
Gathr screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. On every screening page you’ll find an update that shows you the number of current reservations, the number of additional reservations needed to tip the screening, as well as how much time remains before that screening request expires. When enough people reserve tickets to a screening before time expires, the screening takes place. If the minimum number of reservations is not met, the screening does not take place and nobody is charged.
#40WeeksMovie Twitter Chat
What: 40 Weeks, a documentary from Big Belli, follows the entire journey of the pregnancy experience, celebrating one of the most powerful things women do. This beautiful, touching and informative film combines personal experiences from expectant mothers with accurate and current information from experts. 40 Weeks helps women educate themselves and feel empowered, supported and connected to each other.
Join this Twitter chat to share your own pregnancy experiences with other moms as we learn more about Big Belli’s movie 40 Weeks, including where to find a screening and how to host your own screenings around the country!
When: Tuesday, November 18 at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Twitter – follow the #40WeeksMovie hashtag to track the conversation. View the details and RSVP.
Prizes: Five prizes to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 gift card and some special products that moms will love! Prizes are limited to U.S. participants only.
Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Co-hosts: @somethewiser, @brettbmartin, @LittleUsBlog, @simplybeingmom, @TaterTwins, @JennsRAQ, @bkeepsushonest, @CoconutRobot, @kaylaaimee, @OurOrdinaryLife, @SeriousKrystyn, @intheknowmom
This post is brought to you by the 40 Weeks movie and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.