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Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth

By Mark Sloan MD (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN  159859494X  
EAN  9781598594942  

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From a detailed look at what happens in the intense moments immediately preceding and following birth, to an eye-popping history of painkillers, birthing methods and infant resuscitation, Sloan shows how millions of years of human history are encapsulated in one day - in the universal experience of childbirth and the first day of life. Part memoir, part narrative, part science and history, this audio focuses on both the biology and wonder of human birth. This title combines history, biology, and culture with humor, compassion, and real-life anecdotes and gives equal emphasis to the clinical and emotional aspects of this timeless experience.

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"I delivered twenty babies in the summer of 1977. I was hardly more than a baby myself, just turned twenty-four and starting my third year of medical school." So began Mark Sloan's three-decades-long exploration of the wonders and oddities of human childbirth. Pediatrician, husband, and father, the author has attended nearly three thousand births since that long-ago summer, encountering everything from routine deliveries to tense labor-room dramas. 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. Some of "Birth Day's "many topics include: - The first five minutes of life--scuba divers, astronauts, and the amazing adaptations that transform a fetus into an air-breathing, out-in-the-world baby. - Cesarean section--a look at its origins, its future, and how it came to be the most frequently performed operation in American hospitals. - The five senses at birth--does light enter the womb? How loud is it in there? What is a newborn baby searching for with those first anxious glances?

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Sloan is the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Sloan is an accomplished photographer and the author or coauthor of eight books.

Mark Sloan currently resides in the state of South Carolina.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Fun, fascinating read  Aug 26, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a fun, quick read. I learned more than I would have thought on the history of birth as well as the science behind the birth experience and the baby itself...inside and out. Highly recommended.
Who knew?!  Jul 31, 2009
I'm only half-way through this book but already need to give it 5 stars. It's a wonderful book full of facts, history and tips for labor/delivery. I especially enjoy the historical facts like the story of the origins of having women labor on their backs. Amazing stuff. This is a great book for any expectant mother or anyone interested in the birthing history and process. Two thumbs up!!!
Fetus? I thought my wife was carrying a baby.  Jul 16, 2009
The fetus can smell and hear. Fetus? I thought my wife was carrying a baby. No wonder we had such a challenge communicating with our obstetrician. We thought we were fostering our own child through the pregnancy and birth. I wish the doc would have just come right out and told us it was merely a fetus. That would have eased our concerns a lot.
Witty and informative  Jul 9, 2009
Of the half dozen baby/birth books I've read since I got pregnant, this was by far the best written. Dr. Sloan had me (and my husband) laughing every couple of pages. Filled with both insightful anecdotes and careful historical research, it's an informative and very fun read. Unlike most pregnancy/birth/baby books, it's downright hard to put down. It's also the single book that best educated me on what I might expect of a hospital birth and on the origins of today's hospital culture. There are plenty of books out there by "natural" birth advocates to describe birth at home or in a hippie commune, but a relative scarcity of hospital birth stories. Through his anecdotes, Dr. Sloan finally answered the questions I had as a first-time mom.
Painful Birth but Painless Science  Jul 6, 2009
What a book! There are a thousand things which have to come together for a human being to be conceived and born, a fascinating unfolding of an ordinary event that isn't ordinary at all. Doctor Sloan has a wonderfully witty, wry manner of writing. Who ever thought such an informative book could be so entertaining at the same time?

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