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Michel Odent


Michel Odent, MD, was in charge of the surgical and maternity units at the Pithiviers state hospital in France between 1962 to 1985. For many years he was the only doctor in charge of a thousand yearly births. He coined the term hormone of love in connection with oxytocin. He created the Primal Health Research database, and has been a member of the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League International for some forty years. Michel Odent is Visiting Professor at the Odessa National Medical University and Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Brasilia. He is the author of numerous articles and books.

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Author's Books

Planet Ocean

Our Mysterious Connections to Water


Water, Birth and Sexuality Revised

Our Primeval Connection to Water and Its Use in Labour and Therapy


Primal Health

Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and the First Birthday


Birth and Breastfeeding

Rediscovering the Needs of Women during Pregnancy and Childbirth