I don’t know anyone more REAL in birth matters than this wonderful human being.

Who is this guy?

Dr Michel Odent is famously good at being one step ahead of the game. He is a proper geeky scientist who loves a good statistic; he is the founder of The Primal Health Research Centre in London and in the 1970s was the first obstetrician to write about water-births in medical literature. He introduced the concept of ‘home-like’ birth centres in hospitals and birthing pools – which are now standard in maternity units throughout the world. He has built his reputation on an anthropological fascination (and adoration) of women and the way they have delivered babies since the beginning of time. YouTube may now be the home for clips of newborns crawling to find a breast, but it was Odent who first documented this ability in medical literature.

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