Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Birth Day

I picked up Birth Day by Mark Sloan (MD) at our library. The cover has baby feet on it; how could one resist? (Wait a minute...isn't that also the name of that doctor on Grey's Anatomy!)

It is a light, easy summer read. Funny, interesting and accurate -- Sloan is a pediatrician who sprinkles his writing with medical school anecdotes and personal stories. Most of the book is written in a positive tone and with great respect for the entire creation-of-life process. Not to be ignored are mindblowing facts like after delivering, post partum women immediately start producing odor from their nipples which smells like amniotic fluid -- this is meant to encourage newborns to nurse. Did you know that? I did not know that!

It's a fun book. If you know someone who is expecting it might be a nice gift alternative to the standard layette.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

I did not know that!