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Olivia Gordon

Olivia Gordon

Olivia Gordon is a journalist and author of The First Breath (Pan Macmillan), a memoir about motherhood and medicine which investigates how modern science saved her son’s life.

From the dawn of foetal medicine to neonatal surgery to the exploding field of perinatal genetics, The First Breath tells of fear, bravery and love - and a new generation who would not have lived if they had been born only a few decades ago.

Olivia Gordon lives in Oxford with her foetal medicine / NICU graduate who is now nine, her daughter, her husband, and two cats.