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One Born Every Minute: Real Stories from the Delivery Room [Kindle Edition]

Maria Dore , Ros Bradbury
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE, Channel 4’s Bafta-winning documentary series, was the critical and popular smash-hit of 2010. And in February 2011, we’ll be back on the maternity ward for twelve brand-new, thrilling episodes.
In this wonderful new book, midwives Maria Dore and Ros Bradbury look back over their careers and reveal the extraordinary experiences that fill every their working day - from first-time mums with unusual birth plans to overwhelmed dads who end up on the delivery room floor. And, of course, the beautiful babies who make it all worthwhile. Maria explains, ‘To be part of anyone’s birth experience is just the best. You never quite get over that miracle.’


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Book Description

An insightful and moving memoir from the stars of Channel 4's hit documentary, One Born Every Minute. Now updated with new material.

About the Author

MARIA DORE is Head of Midwifery and ROS BRADBURY is Coordinator Midwife at the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton. Both appeared in Channel 4's hit series One Born Every Minute.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (10 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H4XAZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Helen
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This very readable book is written by two experienced midwives who completely engage their reader in the world of the birthing process. It proceeds from the reasons they chose to pursue midwifery as a career, training, career progression and often witty, sometimes sad observations of birth and parents.
Not too technical for the layperson, I feel it incorporates exactly the right amount of detail for anyone who knows nothing about "bodies" to those who have a fair bit of experience of dealing with patients like myself
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant but not the most memorable book 10 Mar. 2014
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I read this book in one day, and I have to agree with the other reviews that awarded it less than four stars. It is a nice book and both Maria and Ros are very likeable, their writing is very friendly and easy to read. However the book doesn't flow in the way it should - it is a little disjointed and VERY repetitive. One other point: there isn't much about the people that featured on the TV series, unless you count the hastily added chapter at the end.

Overall, I didn't actively dislike the book, but it didn't blow me away and I've read far more gripping books on midwifery and childbirth. I think I was also disappointed in the price I paid for the book to be honest, if it was a few quid I wouldn't have minded too much, but I don't think the book justifies the price - it's not a very long book (around 271 pages).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 10 April 2011
By C. Rucroft VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I love the TV series of 'One Born Every Minute' so when I realised they had brought a book out, by two midwives from the show, I couldn't wait to read it.

The book is divided up into sections about different topics and it is really easy to read. I liked how the midwives incorporated their own tales, which made the book feel more 'real'. It wasn't preachy as in 'you should do this'. It just gives you their own experiences and the things they have come across.

I read this in a day (I just couldn't put it down). I think if you enjoy the series, or have any interest in midwifery, then you will love this book.
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I bought this book after I gave birth to my son. I didn't watch the series, as I didn't want to scare myself before my labour, but caught up afterwards. I loved it! It follows two midwives experiences, from how they got their jobs, the shift work and the everyday ups and downs. It gives a charming insight into all of these things, with some heart breaking to extremely uplifting stories. As I am going back to college with the aim of becoming a midwife one day, I really enjoyed the bit of extra insight into the midwives point of view. I can see however that if you're already working/training in this profession, it's not 'technically' satisfying so to speak. It doesn't go massively into the medical technicalities, but seeing as this book was written to go alongside the series and therefore aimed more at the general public, you can see why this is.
For anyone looking for a bit more after the series ends, this is definitely a good buy, and a fab read. However any professional/trainee midwives looking to deepen their medical knowledge, steer clear.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading 15 April 2011
By Damaskcat HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I find books about people's job fascinating reading and this one is no exception. I did not see the television series and this book will be of interest to anyone who did because it talks about the mothers and babies featured in that series. Not having children myself I knew little about the whole birth process so the book was enlightening as well as interesting.

Some of the tragic cases made me cry and I found myself wondering how on earth midwives and medical staff in general cope with the emotionally draining side of their jobs. There are plenty of joyful events in the book and it is interesting to read about all the strange and amusing things which happen when human beings give birth. It is a miraculous event and this is something which comes over very well in this book. The authors write in an approachable style which is easy to read for the lay person who may have no medical knowledge.

If you want to know about birth from the midwife's point of view - then read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! 24 Feb. 2011
By Susan1
Format:Paperback
I love the channel 4 series One born every minute, this book is tales from 2 of the main midwives and a few others who stories are shared. It gives a great insight to the work that goes on. Loved this book!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, quite an overview, not very detailed. 4 May 2013
By Lola
Format:Paperback
An enjoyable and easy read about some situations that these midwives encountered however not great for student midwives to be as its not very detailed. It reads from each midwifes point of view based on a particular area of midwifery so it gives their opinions and some experiences about certain topics, so can be a bit repeitive and not very coherent read, Easy though to read in a day. Good overview of some of the more clinical aspects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 12 Nov. 2013
By Molly
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Bought this to read over the summer for some reading for a school project I was due to begin in September. I want to be a midwife and this book really made me get into it, the idea of being a midwife and some of the things I will face! A great read, would recommend to anyone who likes the series or who is just interested in being a midwife.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good value for money
Published 3 months ago by MR DENIS BROSNAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful
Published 5 months ago by josienoble
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love the programme was dubious about the book but it turned out to be a great read
Published 5 months ago by Barbara Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Super book
Great book. Soon as I started to read this I was glued. Gives you a real invite to how they film one born every minuite and also behind the scenes. Read more
Published 8 months ago by rebecca greenwood
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
Defo not as good as watching on TV. Don't know what I expected but it was more then this. Ok
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
So educational loved every minute of reading this book. So excited to start my midwifery course after reading this brilliant book!
Published 11 months ago by g.talbot
5.0 out of 5 stars more obem
Follow on to the hit TV series. A deeper look into the midwives behind the 1st series, Their beliefs and passions in midwifery
Published 14 months ago by Gemma
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Bought for my sons girlfriend who watched all the episodes of the program,
She said it was a good book,
Published 22 months ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it
This book is amazing for anyone who loves the series One born Every Minute. The book is really interesting and I couldn't put it down.
Published 22 months ago by bug2k
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, Fascinating Read
I absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed every single aspect of it, from the introductions to the authors' personal lives and journies into midwifery, to the humourous anecdotes and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
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