Sat, 11/29/2008 - 3:00pm

Baby Izzy


For one fascinating hour, Born, airing Saturday, November 29 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2, examines the current cultural context in which American babies are born, delving into the postpartum experience. Non-narrated, Born shares the stories of mothers and fathers and how they sense themselves, their babies and the world around them. It also presents expert analysis from doctors, midwives, evolutionary biologists, sociologists, and other scientists.

Born further explores the importance of pre-verbal experiences and how those impressions carry over throughout life. Many people believe that a newborn simply feeds, poops and sleeps, but, in fact, much more is happening. How does the postpartum experience impact a baby's blueprint for life?

Born then hears from people who surround mother and baby as they transition into their new lives as it considers the support systems that are necessary for families to thrive. It ends with recent historical shifts that have greatly contributed to the contemporary postpartum experience.