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Primal Health: Understanding The Critical Period Between Conception And The First Birthday

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Michel Odent, the leading pioneer for natural childbirth, indicates that the period between conception and a child's first birthday is critical to lifelong health. In this prophetic book, first published in 1986, Odent argues that different parts of the primal adaptive system develop, regulate and adjust themselves during fetal life and the time around birth and infancy. E ...more
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Published October 15th 2002 by Clairview Books (first published January 15th 1987)
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For several decades Michel Odent has been instrumental in influencing the history of childbirth and health research.


As a practitioner he developed the maternity unit at Pithiviers Hospital in France in the 1960s and '70s. He is familiarly known as the obstetrician who introduced the concept of birthing pools and home-like birthing rooms. His approach has been featured in eminent medical journals s
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