The Caesarean

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Free Association Books, 2004 - Medical - 162 pages
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How did a magnificent rescue operation become such a common way of giving birth? And how safe is it really? Why do some countries have 10 percent caesarean births, and some more than 50 percent? Why have risky procedures, such as forceps deliveries, not been eliminated by the C-section? What are the very first microbes met by a caesarean-born baby? Is it easy to breastfeed after a caesarean? What do mother and baby miss out on by not sharing a vaginal birth? What do we know about the long-term consequences of being born by caesarean and of giving birth by caesarean? What is the future of a civilization born by caesarean? Having been involved in half a century of the history of the caesarean, Dr. Michel Odent is uniquely and authoritatively equipped to deal with these vital and urgent questions.

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User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

It was very informative book. I am glad I put time to read it. But as far as considering only natural delivery, I personally did not need to learn the details about Caesarean. I'd rather save my time ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anh - Goodreads

I guess it's a case of - if you agree with Michel Odent, then there's not much to disagree with, is there. A few things I thought were a bit irresponsible re: attempts to link between caesarean and ... Read full review



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About the author (2004)

Michel Odent is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre, in London, whose objective is to study correlations between what happens during the 'primal period' (from conception until the first birthday) and health and behaviour later on in life.

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