The Shape of Motherhood is a visual anthropological, social justice documentary film about the inequities experienced in the maternal health care system in the Western Cape, South Africa. Sensitively directed, it positions the viewer to question how structural, socioeconomic inequalities continue to shape the trajectories of many young South Africans in post-apartheid South Africa. The film chronicles the journey into motherhood of Naseeka Kamaar, a young mother living in ‘The Hague’, Delft. The Hague is a recently established, low-income residential area in Cape Town, South Africa and is home to a number of young South Africans whose families have received the long-awaited government subsidised housing. What is portrayed in the documentary film offers insight into the challenges embedded within South Africa’s fractured maternal health care system. A modicum of resolve is etched out amongst families who support and extend friendships that demand a reimagining of what motherhood looks like amongst affinal and consanguineal networks.