Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Michel Odent is a French obstetrician well-known for his extensive experience
in observing, promoting, and fostering environments for natural childbirth.
He introduced into the hospital homelike birth rooms, birthing pools, and
practices designed to support women to labor and give birth undisturbed. His
is an authoritative voice when it comes to nuanced observation of the natural
processes of birth and the effects of attendants and environment on labor
and childbirth. This has been called "the ecology of childbirth."
Acheson LS. Childbirth. JAMA. 2003;289(18):2430-2431. doi:10.1001/jama.289.18.2430