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A book to change the future?,
This review is from: Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens (Kindle Edition)
There is no getting away from it, this is an important book. You should read this if you are a mother, or one day plan to be, or don't plan to be, or a healthcare professional, or infact any human being at all. There are many thousands of research articles out there giving clues as to why chronic diseases, autism, asthma, and birth difficulties (to name just a few) are all increasing. Michael Odent is the one joining the dots and drawing out the full picture for us.
Is it really possible that we need modern science to awaken our common sense? In a world that needed science to show that a woman (in labour or otherwise) should drink when she's thirsty, it would appear we do. Odent makes a compelling (and extremely well supported) argument that it is time to apply science to the question of how babies are born and the implications this has for us as a species.
An extremely readable book, but one that needs more than one read...enjoy!