Kathryn Schroeder of FilmFracture writes:
"Every film deserves a shot at appealing to a wide audience that includes the unintended viewer; "What To Expect When You're Expecting" never stood a chance. Following five women during their pregnancies already screams "chick flick," the inclusion of a dude's group helps to bring in the male demographic only slightly. "What To Expect When You're Expecting" is a movie about women, for women, and surrounded by women. What it is not is a fleshed out narrative for any one story in particular; each individual scenario is consistently cut short, forgotten, and then returned to in fits of time lapses to reveal again a brief snippet of said woman's experience with pregnancy, only to be looked over again and again. "