Birth Wisdom from Michel Odent (E-book)


Birth Wisdom from Michel Odent is a collection of articles by Michel Odent previously published in Midwifery Today magazine. French obstetrician Odent has been a natural childbirth advocate for years—this e-book is full of his birth wisdom on a variety of topics including waterbirth, breech birth, doulas, and birth hormones.

This e-book can be downloaded in three formats.

  • PDF
  • EPUB – This can be used on most mobile devices except Amazon Kindle devices.
  • MOBI – This can be used on most mobile devices including Amazon Kindle devices.

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  • Chapter 1: “When Love Hormones Become Useless”
  • Chapter 2: “Should Midwives Reinvent the Amnioscope?”
  • Chapter 3: “Occiput Posterior Position Should Be Exceptionally Rare at Birth”
  • Chapter 4: “Primal Health: History of a Concept”
  • Chapter 5: “The Role of the Shy Hormone in Breastfeeding”
  • Chapter 6: “Dispelling Disempowering Birth Vocabulary”
  • Chapter 7: “A Landmark in the History of Birthing Pools”
  • Chapter 8: “The Function of Joy in Pregnancy”
  • Chapter 9: “What Really Matters Is Our Primal Health”
  • Chapter 10: “Understanding Stages of Labour after the Paradigm Shift”
  • Chapter 11: “The Future of Obstetric Technology”
  • Chapter 12: “If I Were the Baby: Questioning the Widespread Use of Synthetic Oxytocin”
  • Chapter 13: “Breech Birth from a Primal Health Research Perspective”
  • Chapter 14: “Preventing Shoulder Dystocia”
  • Chapter 15: “Childbirth from a Bacteriological Perspective”
  • Chapter 16: “Eat Sardines, Be Happy…and Sing!”
  • Chapter 17: “How Aphrodite, Buddha, and Jesus Developed Their Capacity to Love”
  • Chapter 18: “Champagne and the Fetus Ejection Reflex”
  • Chapter 19: “The First Hour Following Birth: Don’t Wake the Mother!”
  • Chapter 20: “Knitting Midwives for Drugless Childbirth”
  • Chapter 21: “Preparing the Nest”
  • Chapter 22: “Routine versus Selective Strategies in Postmaturity”
  • Chapter 23: “Putting an End to Women’s Global Slaughter: Bleeding to Death”
  • Chapter 24: “Doula Phenomenon and Authentic Midwifery: Protection as a Keyword”
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