Entering the World: The De-Medicalization of Childbirth

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  • Title: Entering the World: The De-Medicalization of Childbirth
  • Author: Michel Odent
  • ISBN: 9780714528014
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. For several decades Michel Odent has been instrumental in influencing the history of childbirth and health research.As a practitioner he developed the maternity unit at Pithiviers Hospital in France in the 1960s and 70s He is familiarly known as the obstetrician who introduced the concept of birthing pools and home like birthing rooms His approach has been featured in eminent medical journals such as Lancet, and in TV documentaries such as the BBC film Birth Reborn With six midwives he was in charge of about one thousand births a year and could achieve ideal statistics with low rates of intervention After his hospital career he practiced home birth.As a researcher he founded the Primal Health Research Center in London UK , which focuses upon the long term consequences of early experiences An overview of the Primal Health Research data bank birthworks primalhealth clearly indicates that health is to a great extent shaped during the primal period from conception until the first birthday It also suggests that the way we are born has long term consequences in terms of sociability, aggressiveness or, otherwise speaking, capacity to love.Michel Odent has developed a preconceptional program the accordion method in order to minimize the effects of intrauterine and milk pollution by synthetic fat soluble chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs, etc His other research interests are the non specific long term effects on health of early multiple vaccinations.Author of approximately 50 scientific papers, Odent has 11 books published in 21 languages to his name In his books he developed the art of turning traditional questions around, looking at the question of how to develop good health rather than at that of how to prevent disease , and at the question of how the capacity to love develops , rather than at that of how to prevent violence His books The Scientification of Love and The Farmer and the Obstetrician raise urgent questions about the future of our civilizations His latest book The Caesarean has been published in April 2004.

    2. A book calling for the de medicalization of childbirth is even revolutionary now than in 1976 when this book was first published in French and in 1984 when the first English edition appeared The number and types of routine medical interventions that are standard hospital procedures have increased exponentially, and Dr Michel Odent s call to re examine the medical practices surrounding childbirth that can disrupt and complicate a normal birth is still valid For historians of the natural childbir [...]

    3. Basically, this book felt like an overview of how Michel Odent and those he was working with put the ideas set forth by Frederick Leboyer in his book Birth Without Fear into practice Of course, there is a lot to it than just that including much regarding Ivan Illich but with or without, there is still a lot of food for thought It is interesting after having read recent books by Dr Odent how much things really have not changed in the birth world I have so many little sticky note papers sticking [...]

    4. This book is filled with what SHOULD be no duh info makes me wonder why all hospitals don t feel the same way After reading this book I wondered why I didn t intuit some of the information presented here The author makes us see just how brain washed we are about what is necessary what is optimal for the neonate.

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