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Black and white photograph. An old man smiling and looking in the distance, next to an old woman smiling. Text: Dr Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers; A unique chance.

Michel Odent
& Liliana Lammers
ONLINE

28, 29, 30th of October 2022

The keys to reconnecting to the innate power of birth and of our bodies.

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“Birth is an involuntary process and an involuntary process cannot be helped. The point is not to disturb it”
– Michel Odent

Many myths, inaccurate (and unhelpful) beliefs surround birth. Whether you are preparing to give birth, to support someone giving birth, or have been doing so already for a while, there is simple and powerful information out there to help you do it in a way that best serves you and others - mothers, parents, partners, babies, and birth keepers...

We are all in this together and we can help each other change the status quo. One birth at a time. Let's learn from those who have been practising and successfully empowering birthing people for decades, those two amazing pioneers of respected births that are Dr. Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers.


Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers are sharing their 3-day doula course/birth conference with us ONLINE, in English, on 28-30 Oct. CEST time zone, UTC/GMT +2h.

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What to expect from the 3-day online conference/Paramana doula course?

After the three days, you will know important information about the physiology of birth, pregnancy, hormones, birth, breastfeeding. Depending on the interests of the participants, we’ll also discuss induction, food and needs during pregnancy, the use of echography…

This course is suited for all, doulas, mothers, women, men, partners, parents and non-parents, medical professions, and will bring beautiful insights on how to best support a pregnant or birthing person.

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Who is Michel Odent?

Michel Odent was in charge of the surgical and maternity units of the Pithiviers hospital (France) from 1962 to 1985. After 1985 he settled in London and assisted home births. He was the first to introduce to the medical world concepts such as birthing pools during labour, the support of breastfeeding during the hour following birth, or singing sessions for pregnant women. He founded The Primal Health Research center (London) and brings together scientific studies showing the links between what happens early in life and health later on.

Michel Odent is also the author of more than 50 scientific papers, as well as 15 books, translated in 22 languages. His latest book, Planet Ocean: Our Mysterious Connections to Water, was published in May 2021.

His website: http://www.wombecology.com/

His database compiling research on how early life experiences influence future health: http://www.primalhealthresearch.com/

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Who is Liliana Lammers?

Liliana was born in Buenos Aires. She is the mother of 4 children, 3 of them born at home, and grandmother of 4. She was first a teacher and later became a doula (paramana doula), attending births in tandem with Michel Odent. She is now a doula since 21 years, and has been at more than 400 births, hospital births as well home births. Together with Michel, they offer doula courses/birth & pregnancy seminars throughout Europe.

Their website: https://www.paramanadoula.com/

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What is the program of the three days?

~ From 10h00 till 17h30, with a 1h30 lunch break (approx. from 13h00 till 14h30), as well as a tea break in the morning, and in the afternoon

~ The time zone is: Amsterdam, CET time zone, UTC/GMT +1 hour

~ Michel Odent will be talking on the three mornings.
Topics covered by Dr Michel Odent include: Birth physiology, first aid in obstetrics, birth with labour and birth without labour, the use of water during labour, induction of labour, the presence of the father at birth, premature rupture of membranes, first hour following birth, ...and much more. Most topics are introduced by the participants as the course is given, for it's majority, in a Q&A format .

~ Liliana Lammers will be sharing with us her 20 years of experience as a doula in London during the three afternoons.

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Practical info:

NB: Spots are limited.

Price (Incl. 21% VAT): Online course (+ 7 weeks of replay):

Normal pricing: 340,00€

You can contact me for additional information: Email sarah@douladouce.com

Find the event page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/195171792825864