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Michel Odent, M.D.

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Midwifery 2015
  • Country: France

Michel Odent, MD, has been in charge of the surgical unit and the maternity unit at the Pithiviers (France) state hospital (1962-1985) and is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre (London). He is the author of the first article in the medical literature about the initiation of lactation during the hour following birth (1977), of the first article about use of birthing pools (Lancet 1983), and of the first article applying the ‘Gate Control Theory of Pain’ to obstetrics (1975). He created the Primal Health Research database ( Author of ‘Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo sapiens’ and 12 other books published in 23 languages. Co-author of five academic books.

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Prelabor Cesarean born babies…and all the others
The best way to evaluate the effects of stress deprivation at birth is to compare neonates born by pre-labor cesarean and all the others. There are documented differences regarding lung functions, sense of smell, brain development, metabolic pathways, establishment of the microbiome, and gene expression. In the current scientific context it would be relevant, from the point of view of the baby, to contrast birth with labor and birth without labor, instead of only contrasting vaginal route and abdominal route.
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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery