An Everyday Miracle: Delivering Babies, Caring for Women (Paperback)
  • An Everyday Miracle: Delivering Babies, Caring for Women (Paperback)

An Everyday Miracle: Delivering Babies, Caring for Women (Paperback)

Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 06/09/2013
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In An Everyday Miracle, doctor Jim Dornan gives a unique insight into the world of pregnancy, giving birth and women's health.

Drawing on his forty-year career as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, he talks openly and controversially about working in a busy maternity unit, and about the immense joy, and sometimes heartbreak and loss, that women experience during pregnancy and birth. In an accessible way, the book covers subjects such as premature babies, miscarriage, the pros and cons of having a c section and PMS, as well as looking, sometimes humorously, at how things have changed for doctors and their female patients over the last fifty years.

Taking up where Call the Midwife left off, An Everyday Miracle tells the extraordinary stories of mothers, babies and their care over the last half-century.

Publisher: Colourpoint Creative Ltd
ISBN: 9780856409097
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm


I found Prof Dornan's account of delivering babies from the 1970s ... all the way up to today a fascinating read.

this book goes beyond medical jargon and looks at the emotions of different scenarios

When you finish reading the book, you really have a sense that despite delivering in excess of 6,000 babies Prof Dornan still views every single birth as 'An Everday Miracle'.

Professor Dornan chronicles the sad, the happy, the ordinary and the phenomenal

he has managed the almost impossible, by writing a book which will be valuable to the profession and interesting to the general public - especially women, although men could learn a lot too

a book full of nerve-jangling life-and-death drama spliced through with life lessons on the human condition

-- Gail Walker

This is a beautiful book - heartwarming, heartbreaking and bursting with tenderness.

Dornan's new book, An Everyday Miracle, is actually a very upbeat account of his medical journey, littered with amusing anecdotes as well as real tear-jerkers.

An honest engaging account of the life's work of a kind, thinking and skilled obstetrician.

-- Dame Lorna Muirhead

Jim Dornan's real-life stories from the delivery frontline are moving and inspiring.

-- Sarah Brown

The complex medical and human dilemmas in these moving stories are explained with warmth and humour... You will be inspired by this book.

-- Prof. Lesley Regan

...tales of the unexpected, told with humour and wisdom, around the joys and headaches that women go through in their reproductive lives.

-- Marcus Setchell

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