The ups, the downs, the joys, the fears. 40 Weeks is an unscripted documentary that follows a diverse group of women on the incredible journey from conception to birth.
These candid stories highlight the triumphs, trials, heartbreaks and happiness of pregnancy, reminding us that every pregnancy story is different and every pregnancy story is the same.
Natalia and Mauricio Quintana
“Every time we go to the doctor’s office they’re like, 'Oh my God, it won’t sit still!' So it’s definitely my baby because Mauricio and I don’t sit still very long.”
"It's true what they say, a baby can bring a family together"
Kelly and Jared Balsky
“I really want to know what color eyes she has or if she has my lips or Jared’s lips. You know, what color hair is she going to have? It’s all of those little things I can’t wait to find out.”
"She loves music it seems like, she'll be moving around and you put music on and she stops moving completely. And that started really early when Oliver would sing to her at nighttime. "
Jessica and James Todd
“I see myself having a boy. I’ve always envisioned a little two year old with a mohawk, I always have, but it probably will be a girl and I’m perfectly fine with a girl.”
Phoebe and Jen Hamilton
“How can your heart possibly have that much love? It’s exponential. You’re not just adding a little bit of love you’re blowing it up.”
Elizabeth and Max Joice
“There’s never going to be anything in my life that I’m going to do that’s going to be more amazing than this. Just bring it on. I’m ready. I’m excited for every next step.”
“My husband and I met in our adolescence and I want to teach my child what Jose taught me while we were growing up, which is to be open minded about the world.”
“I swear I feel my stomach growing occasionally. Friday I just felt like my stomach was getting bigger and someone said 'No you’re just more aware because you know what that feels like.' But I think I’m going to become a blimp.”
“When he told me he didn’t want kids anymore we broke up, and before he even moved out of the house, I had signed up with a sperm donor agency and had done my first intrauterine insemination (IUI.)”
Alex and Lucien DeVoux
“I became a parent when I got pregnant. You can’t help but feel that way, you’re already hosting this baby in your body. Your sleeping patterns have changed, your eating patterns have changed, so your life has already fundamentally changed.”
Asya Reznikov and Mike Rosenthal
“We don’t have a name yet. It’s a disaster. With Ariston we didn’t name him until a month after he was born. But we’re going away next week for five days and on the agenda is sleeping, swimming, going to see a movie and naming our baby before she arrives.”