Michel Odent Quotes

Michel Odent Quotes: According to traditional wisdom in rural France, a baby in the womb should be compared to fruit on the tree. Not all the fruit on the same tree is ripe at the same time...we must accept that some babies need a much longer time than others before they are ready to be born.
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Michel Odent Quote: It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their role should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women
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Quotes about Michel Odent: If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.
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Quote about Michel Odent: So many words commonly used to describe childbirth-support, patient, management, delivered by, coached, helped, guided-suggest that a woman does not have the power to give birth without being dependent on somebody else. This isn't the case at all.
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Michel Odent Sayings: ...one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecsessarily.
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