Teachers: Michel Odent, M.D., Mavis Kirkham, Tricia Anderson, Judy Edmunds, CPM, and Naoli Vinaver |
Content: This tape explores the emotional side of being with women during birth and how important it is to develop a relationship based on trust and faith. It reminds you that a woman is fully capable of birthing a baby herself and that the process shouldn't be interfered with. If the neocortex is stimulated, labor is disturbed. Michel emphasizes that during a woman's birth, the "main gland at work is her mind." Topics covered are birth physiology, attachment, empowering women, normal birth, how hands are our tools, how the pain of birth is necessary and informs the birthing woman, and how important it is to be close to the woman one is attending. This tape is fascinating and far-ranging.