The Right to Challenge Tradition and Cultural Conditioning

The Right to Challenge Tradition and Cultural Conditioning by Michel Odent. Natural childbirth advocate and obstetrician Michel Odent discusses cultural interferences in childbirth and the repercussions these have had on human development.

Midwifery Tomorrow

Obstetrician and natural childbirth advocate Michel Odent discusses the future of birth and the two scenarios he sees that are most plausible based on our current situation.

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Stress Deprivation in the Perinatal Period

Natural childbirth advocate and obstetrician Michel Odent discusses the importance of stress for the developing baby, particularly stress in the form of labor.

Primal Heath Research vs. the NIH

Natural birth advocate and French obstetrician Michel Odent once again shares his wisdom with us in this article.

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Group B Streptococcal Infection: Beyond the Mysteries

How to explain that group B streptococcal (GBS) infection, today the most significant cause of neonatal bacterial sepsis, suddenly emerged in the 1960s?

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Preeclampsia and Nutritional Priorities

“The nature and the expression of pregnancy diseases vary among different species of mammals. It is notable that these differences are related to the nutritional priorities during the prenatal phase of development.”

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Prematurity and Creativity

The concept of prematurity is a key to understanding the human phenomenon since, compared with other mammals, human beings are born in a state of neuromotor immaturity. This implies that human beings complete their maturation in a social environment.

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Why All the Fuss about Twins?

I want to suggest that, in the case of twins, trying to give birth vaginally in an inappropriate environment (e.g., in the presence of a scared doctor or a scared midwife) is a recipe for disaster. We must adapt to our cultural lack of understanding of birth physiology.

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