In Birth Day, Sloan draws on his personal and professional experience to weave the strands of memoir, history, science, and culture into a fascinating and often funny tapestry of this fundamental human passage.
©2009 Mark Sloan; (P)2009 Oasis
I am a grower. A tangle of vines weaving round myrtle branch fences. Rusty metal, soft stone, and worn wood. Unkempt curls and knees covered in clay. I listen.
I liked the way that Dr. Mark Sloan gives you a glimpse into his own experiences and thought on pregnancy and birth. As a doctor his story of being humbled by the experience of birth was wonderful to hear about.
I loved all the history of birth in this book. I especially loved the story of who preformed the first the first C-section. There is some really great tidbits of historical information in here.
There were a few moments when I felt overwhelmed with the emotions of the birthing stories.
Dr. Sloan does a beautiful job of illustrating the evolution of birth.
Mark Sloan does a great job of exploring issues related to childbirth, including pain relief, interventions, Cesarean, circumcision and more. When it comes to childbirth and related issues, everyone seems to have a point of view. I appreciated Dr. Sloan's balanced approach and scientific exploration of the issues.
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