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Pregnant Pause

Pee. Wait. Panic. Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship, but now she might be pregnant, she has no idea what she wants.

Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship with James, and she’s technically an adult. At her age, Steph’s mum had already given birth to two children, and David Bowie had already released five albums. And yet, when she finds herself peeing on a stick, faced with the prospect of an unplanned pregnancy, Steph is completely and utterly terrified. As she waits for the test to reveal her fate, she discovers that James might be ready to take the plunge. But Steph doesn’t know what she wants and she leaves without checking the result. Out on the street, she is nearly run over by CHRIS, a young, charming guy on his way to a party, and she spends a few hours in A&E. Over the course of the night, she is forced to question herself. What is she is really so afraid of?

Pregnant Pause is an honest comedy-drama about a pregnancy scare. It is a candid exploration of modern day womanhood, long-term relationships, and the anxieties surrounding settling down and having children. There is a severe lack of diverse and truthful representations in film of women’s attitudes to pregnancy today, and we hope that this film, while highly specific, can speak to the experiences of many young women.

Pregnant Pause is a real story happening to real people, hitting spot on the millennial’s transition into parenthood – or at least the thoughts of parenthood. Smoothly brought together by Alice Seabright, the film rides on a rather comical soft note through its drama, and charmingly performed by Alexandra Roach and the rest of the cast.

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