In Search of...: Season 6, Episode 24

Life Before Birth (1 Mar. 1982)

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2 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

The final episode of the series ironically goes back to human birth, and whether or not babies still in the womb can think and feel, and know what is going on in the outside world, specifically with the mother. One woman under hypnosis seems to remember just that, but evidence is still inconclusive. Features a surprisingly graphic and real childbirth at the end, and also examines the moral and legal debate between pro-life and pro-choice forces. Interesting episode isn't as ambitious with the premise of pre-birth memories as you might hope, but deserves credit for authenticity.

Sad to see this fantastic series end, as there were further topics possible for a seventh season, but it was sadly not to be...

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