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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 practicing 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 Oct 28-30 CEST time zone, UTC/GMT +2h.


What to expect from the 3-day online conference/Paramanadoula cursus?

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.


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:

His database compiling research on how early life experiences influence future health:


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 (paramanadoula), 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:


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 mornings + the whole last day.
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 .

~ In the afternoons Liliana Lammers will be sharing with us her 22 years of experience as a doula in London, with her storytelling talent, and her practical insights on how to best protect births.


The normal fee is 340€. The Early Bird fee is 290€ (you can get the early bird pricing until 09/09/22).
When using this online platform to pay, the payment fee is 10€.

If you wish to pay via bank transfer, you can find all the instructions here:

LIVE - Dr Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers - Oct 28-30 2022

€ 350,00Price

    • The online version will come with a replay, with the possibility to write ask your question(s) live during the conference (if you have do you have questions) and introduce yourselves to Michel and Liliana ahead of time. They'll do their best to answer as many of the questions asked as possible within the time frame we'll have.

    • There is no refund possible. If needed, you may find a friend to transfer your registration too, with my confirmation.

    • Registration is finalized once the course fee (or the first part of 200€ for those paying in two times) is transferred to the bank account above or paid via the website payment platform. More information here:

    • In the unfortunate event of a health issue on the teachers side, making it impossible for them to give the course on the scheduled date, the event will be postponed and the participants will be offered a 10% discount as a compensation for the unexpected change of dates. The access to the replay will also be extended by 1 month. Should the teacher(s) health make it impossible to reschedule, the participants will be offered access to the recordings of the 3 previous editions of the course, to watch at their own pace, over the period of 6 months, as well as a refund of 30% of their registration fee.

  • Payment is also welcome by bank transfer, without transaction fees for transfers from European bank accounts.

    To pay via transfer, you are invited to first register here:

    It is possible to pay in two times for registrations before 26/09/2022 (with a first deposit of 200€), and after 26/09/2022 the fee needs to be paid in once. To benefit from the Early Bird pricing, the fee needs to be paid in full by 09/09/2022.

    The bank details are as follows:

    Name: Doula Douce
    IBAN: NL62KNAB0505998416
    BIC (SWIFT-code): KNABNL2H
    Bank: Knab (Netherlands)
    Reference: Trusting Birth + your name

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