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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Sloan Narrator: Mark Sloan Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shannyboo | 2/12/2014

    " I have always felt that people make too much of the "labor experience." Um, guys, it's one day. Yes, it's life changing in that you have a baby, but the actual labor part? One day. Or less. And not that big of a deal. Anyway, this book talked a lot about the history of childbirth (and the drugs that go along with it), as well as the transition from fetus to infant. It was interesting to read, but not something I would read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Elizabeth Morton | 2/6/2014

    " Lots of great info & history on babies & childbirth. This has been a fun read during my last weeks of pregnancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Misty Broqi | 2/1/2014

    " Informative book about the fetus and procedures done today and yesterday to help a women through labor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lyndsey | 1/24/2014

    " This guy is a good writer. The book was a real pleasure to read. I only gave it three stars because he gets preachy a few times, and I HATE that. Even if he's preaching "for" things that I too am "for", it still bugs me because I don't believe that they are for everyone. But, considering the subject matter, getting preachy just a few times is pretty good. He covers so much history in this book and I LOVED it all. "

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