Primalhealthreserach.com vs. NIH by Michel Odent

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This chapter (excerpted from Dr. Odent's 2015 book, Do we need midwives?, provides an overview of the Primal Health Databank. Large-scale studies in the databank implicate the birth process and obstetric interventions in long-term outcomes, thus supporting the need for a paradigm shift

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This chapter (excerpted from Dr. Odent's 2015 book, Do we need midwives?) provides an overview of the Primal Health Databank.

Interview with Michel Odent by Kate White

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Michel Odent studied medicine in Paris and was educated as a surgeon. He has been presented in Lancet as “one of the last real general surgeons.” Dr. Odent was in charge of the surgical and maternity units of the Pithiviers Hospital (France) from 1962 to 1985, where he developed a special interest in environmental factors influencing the birth process. He introduced concepts like home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals, and singing sessions for pregnant women. After his hospital career he was involved in home birth.

Michel Odent interviewed by Kate White

Childbirth in the Land of Utopia

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May 2010

In this creative look into the future, the author offers a scenario in which giving birth without medical intervention is deemed to be ideal. The scene starts in the year 2010 with an interdisciplinary conference to discuss the need to control the rate of caesarean birth. The effects of the Utopian attitude are evaluated in 2031. Interestingly, outsiders had been at the root of the miraculous solutions unanimously adopted in this country. This essay presents a thought-provoking approach that will have you creating your own version of Utopia.