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:||Blackstaff Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Professor Jim Dornan, author of An Everyday Miracle: Delivering Babies, Caring for Women, is one of the UK’s most respected gynaecologists and obstetricians. He has over forty years experience in his field and was Director of Fetal Medicine at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast for twenty years. He holds chairs at both Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, is a past Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and continues to be active in the field of international women’s health.
Jim lives and continues to practice medicine in his hometown of Belfast, and is president of TinyLife, the premature babies charity for Northern Ireland, which he helped to found in 1988. He is the father of actor Jamie Dornan.
Table of Contents
1 A life-changing twenty-four hours 1
2 The art of obstetrics 10
3 Fame on the Falls Road 16
4 Is it a boy or a girl? 21
5 The history that was too perfect 26
6 The touch of the Master's hand 32
7 Butterflies 37
8 A lofty suggestion 47
9 Hold your tongue till you're sure 53
10 Ah yes! 58
11 A life saved 67
12 Selfish or sensible? 73
13 It's my hormones, doctor 79
14 A tiny miracle 88
15 Consequences 96
16 Wiped out 103
17 The women of the Shankill 109
18 Just a nice wee job 116
19 Mum says you saved my life 123
20 The flying squad 130
21 A wee form 136
22 Millennium Development Goals 140
23 One in two hundred 144
24 Whose baby is it anyway? 150
25 Paddy and Marie 158
26 The only thing on my mind 165