Birth Day

  • by Mark Sloan
  • Narrated by Mark Sloan
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I delivered twenty babies in the summer of 1977. I was hardly more than a baby myself, just turned 24 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 3000 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.

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8 hour chat with a great pediatrician, about birth

I love Dr. Sloan (even though he is a breathy audiobook reader). Though personal stories, historical practices, trends around the world and clearly explained current science he explores what childbirth is all about. I think it would be of interest to healthcare providers... as well as expecting parents and grandparents.
It is an honest, yet entertaining overview, full of gentle humor and practical, positive information. He makes no choices for you, but explores ideas from many points of view and leaves you knowing that every parent, situation, child and birth is different, just like the "proverbial snowflake."
So glad I found it.
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- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."

Meet the REAL Dr. Mark Sloan

I loved this book! I even plan to listen again! It was informative and funny.
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- Danielle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2009
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio