An Everyday Miracle
In An Everyday Miracle, eminent obstetrician and gynaecologist Jim Dornan gives a unique insight into the world of pregnancy, birth and women's health.
Drawing on his 40-year career, he talks openly and at times controversially about working in a busy maternity unit, and about the immense joy, and sometimes heartbreak and loss, that women experience during pregnancy and childbirth.
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.
'Jim Dornan's real-life stories from the delivery room frontline are moving and inspiring.' Sarah Brown
'This is a beautiful book – heartwarming, heartbreaking and bursting with tenderness.' Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
'An honest engaging account of the life's work of a kind, thinking and skilled obstetrician.' Dame Lorna Muirhead, past president of the Royal College of Midwives
'The complex medical and human dilemmas in these moving stories are explained with warmth and humour … You will be inspired by this book.' Professor Lesley Regan, author of Your Pregnancy Week by Week
'… tales of the unexpected, told with humour and wisdom, around the joy and headaches that women go through in their reproductive lives.' Marcus Setchell, CVO, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, surgeon-gynaecologist to HM The Queen, 1990–2014
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About the author
Professor Jim Dornan is one of the world's leading gynaecologists and obstetricians. For almost forty years, he has cared for women, helping them through some of the most difficult, joyous and transformative events of their lives. Jim lives and continues to practice medicine in his hometown of Belfast.
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