For our fourth episode, we have the man the Lancet called “one of the last real general surgeons”, the world-renowned obstetrician, Dr. Michel Odent.
While in charge of the surgical and maternity units of a hospital just outside Paris from 1962 to 1985, our guest developed a special interest in environmental factors influencing the birth process. He introduced the concepts like home-from-home birthing rooms, birthing pools and singing sessions for pregnant women.
After his hospital career he was involved in home birth, He founded the Primal Health Research Centre, and designed a database, primalhealthhresearch.com
, in order to compile epidemiological studies exploring correlations between what happens during the “Primal period” and health later on.
Today we’ll be talking about the science of birth and our relationship with nature.