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‘I Hope You’re Never Afraid When I’m Around’: Dads Share Their Stories

‘I Hope You’re Never Afraid When I’m Around’: Dads Share Their Stories

In honor of Father’s Day, this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is dedicated to dads. A man’s brain is rewired when he holds his newborn baby just after birth. Scientists have found that after holding his infant in his arms for 30 minutes, a dad’s brain gets flooded with dopamine and oxytocin, which is sometimes referred to as “the love hormone.” In just a few moments, his brain chemistry is changed forever. This episode includes stories from new fathers who have spent more time with their

Duration: 52 min

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