Please be invited (with your other half) to an open and informal conversation with the amazing Dr Michel Odent (France) to talk about childbirth and the future of humanity. Listen to Dr Odent’s experiences and beautiful stories about childbirth and how it should be, but how the world seems to forget what childbirth is all about. His latest book shows his concerns about how the way babies are born nowadays will influence the evolution of human kind.
While this all may sound theoretical, the overall message will be that we need to improve our understanding of human nature. Because foremost pregnant women, whose time is precious, should be watching the moon, singing to their unborn babies in the womb and nurturing the life within them.
Your story, questions and experiences
After Dr Odent’s words the most important part is your contribution. Dr Odent and all the other mothers and fathers (to be) want to hear your story, your experiences, whether good or bad. And all the attendees would like to hear your questions, because you might dare to ask the questions that others fear to ask, but who would want to know the answers to. Nothing is strange to tell or ask and everyone will respect your opinion.
The idea is to create an environment to open up, to break taboos and to be heard and listened to regarding childbirth. Because there are still so many things unknown.
Michel Odent, MD, has been in charge of the surgical unit and the maternity unit at the Pithiviers (France) state hospital ( Protected content ) and is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre (London). He introduced in the Protected content the concepts of home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals. He is the author of the first article in the medical literature about the about the initiation of lactation during the hour following birth Protected content , of the first article about use of birthing pools (Lancet Protected content , and of the first article applying the ‘Gate Control Theory of Pain’ to obstetrics Protected content . He created the Primal Health Research database ( Protected content ) and the website Protected content
He is the author of 12 books published in 22 languages (including ‘Water and sexuality’, ‘the Scientification of Love’, ‘the Caesarean’, ‘the Functions of the orgasms: the Highways to Transcendence’, ‘Childbirth in the age of plastics’ and ‘Childbirth and the future of Homo sapiens’). Co-author of five academic books and author (or co-author) of nearly one hundred scientific articles.
For more information
Please rsvp to Marijke van Hoogdalem, Protected content for more information and confirmation of participation.
26th July Protected content , Hospital Nacional, 6th floor, at 6 pm
Free admission and complimentary drinks during break
Children are welcome, there is a nursery available