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I was engrossed in this book and learned so much. This was my favorite of my pregnancy related reading, and I will now be buying this book to share with friends who are expecting. Read morePublished 27 days ago by M. Buchanan
What made this book at times difficult for me, a historian, to read were unexamined assumptions about historical shifts in childbearing practices. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DesertVisitor
Good information and well written. Historical birth info tied in with the author's accounts of his experience as a pediatrician attending new births. Read morePublished 8 months ago by WalkintheCity
I bought this book when I first found out that I was pregnant based on its reviews. The reviews don't disappoint! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Abby
Such a great book. I am thinking about med school, and I thought I'd read this book for fun. It's awesome. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marcy Flores
One of my favorite types of book, combining science with personal anecdotes to examine some very controversial topics with logic and compassion.Published 17 months ago by as999
Part wonderful memoir by a warm-hearted pediatrician, but a really informationally rich discussion of birth, and the many decisions new parents will make about delivery plans. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Katherine Foster
This book successfully brought together medicine, anthropology, and history (among other disciplines) to offer insight into many aspects of pregnancy and delivery that we might... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Cassandra
A real page-turning read, Birth Day is equally entertaining and informative. Easily this soon to be parent's favorite "baby" book!Published on August 15, 2013 by Patrick Dean