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The Resource The first breath : how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives, Olivia Gordon

The first breath : how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives, Olivia Gordon

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The first breath : how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives
Title
The first breath
Title remainder
how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives
Statement of responsibility
Olivia Gordon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when pregnancy and the first few weeks of a baby's life don't go as planned? How have advances in modern medicine and perinatal genetics redefined our perceptions of what is possible?The First Breath by Olivia Gordon is a powerful medical memoir about the extraordinary foetal and neonatal medicine bringing today's babies into the world. Unveilling the intense patient-doctor relationship at work with every birth, this book reflects on the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies, the combination of love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met and what can happen before a baby's first breath. Olivia Gordon was twenty-nine weeks pregnant when a scan found that her baby was critically ill. Thanks to a risky operation in utero and five months in neonatal care, her son survived. The First Breath is the first popular science book to tell the story of the fast developing fields of fetal and neonatal medicine. It explores motherhood and the female experience of medicine through Olivia's personal story and sensitive, intimate case histories of other mothers' high risk births.The First Breath asks what it means to become the mother of a child who would not have survived birth only a generation ago, showing how doctors and nurses save the most vulnerable lives and how medicine has developed to make it possible for these lives to even begin
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Olivia
Dewey number
618.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon, Olivia
  • Pregnancy
  • Foetus
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Newborn infants
  • Newborn infants
  • Foetus
  • Perinatology
  • Pregnant women
  • Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
Label
The first breath : how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives, Olivia Gordon
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065280659
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9781509871186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079413511
Label
The first breath : how modern medicine saves the most fragile lives, Olivia Gordon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065280659
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9781509871186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079413511

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