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A refreshing look at childbirth from the other side of the stethoscope
on 29 September 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Professor Dornan's account of women giving birth. It was heart warming to recognise the respect he had for every mother under his care. My first experience of childbirth took place in the Ulster Hospital in the 60's where my consultant addressed all concerns regarding my pregnant state to the sister as though I didn't exist. When my son was born, he was whisked away and not returned to me until the following morning. The bonding process between my son and I consequently took weeks to form. I cannot imagine such a thing ever happening under Prof. Dornan's watch.
This book is suitable for every age group. It gives a wonderfully insightful glance into the complexities of childbirth and, more importantly, the knowledge that the experience still remains an everyday miracle to mothers and doctors alike. There are wonderful stories of childbirth from every background, age and culture and lots of humour behind the scenes. Professor Dornan also uses a language everyone can understand unveiling things which previously remained a bit of a mystery