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Six Films Pregnant Women Should Never, Ever Watch

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3. Grace (2009) What if your baby was born as an undead creature that desperately craves blood instead of milk? Such is the scenario of this indie horror flick starring Jordan Ladd as a mother named Madeline who'd do anything to feed her monstrous infant.

"There's this car accident where the baby dies but she decides to keep it inside her. It turns out that it survives and needs blood to survive, so the mother essentially she starts feeding the baby raw meat and eventually kills someone for their blood," Beesley says. "It goes to show the undying love of a mother that will go to any lengths to feed and care for her child. There are also plenty of creepy images where you see the baby breastfeeding except instead of milk its drinking blood. That's pretty gross."

2. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

The remake of George Romero's iconic zombie flick features an expectant mother among the survivors trapped in a shopping mall and fending off the undead.

"Oh, how convenient - there's a pregnant woman as part of the group who gets infected and gives birth to a zombie baby that winds up getting shot. You don't see the baby die, since it cuts to a longshot of the mall and you hear the gunshot ring out," Beesley says. "That was especially traumatic because you'd like to think that even in the zombie apocalypse there's gotta be new life. But in this case, there isn't. And it's pretty sad."

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