By Michael Odent
Former obstetrician and childbirth pioneer Michel Odent argues that the point of human way of life that has been so much profoundly replaced in fresh many years is the time period surrounding the delivery of a kid. considering this formative time is taken into account severe in defining our species, Homo sapiens, primary alterations during this quarter may still bring in major evolution in regard to how infants are born. This, without doubt, may be on the center of our discussions of the long run, even above issues of the way humanity and planet earth engage.
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All aspects of human lifestyle have been deeply modified in recent decades. This indisputable fact has inspired both comments about recent detectable transformations of Homo sapiens, as well as questions about the future of our species. It is noticeable that neither in academic circles nor among the media is the period surrounding birth usually taken into consideration, although it is undoubtedly a phase of human life that has been radically turned upside-down. Several scientific disciplines now claim that it is a critical period in the formation of individuals.
In the case of a caesarean during labour, a drip of synthetic oxytocin has usually been used before the decision to operate was taken. The rates of labour induction are high: in practice, labour induction is almost always associated with the use of synthetic oxytocin. Furthermore, synthetic oxytocin is commonly used as a uterotonic agent during a caesarean section and, of course, a woman does not release her natural hormones when giving birth by pre-labour caesarean section. We can observe that, at a planetary level, the number of women who give birth to babies and placentas thanks to the activity of their own oxytocin system is becoming insignificant.
We cannot dissociate the current interest in the functions of the microbiome from the need to interpret the spectacular increase in the incidence of certain chronic diseases. com) that epidemiologists detect risk factors for such diseases in the period surrounding birth. This is the case, for example, of obesity, type-2 diabetes, autism, anorexia nervosa, asthma, allergic diseases, all sorts of autoimmune diseases and inflammatory bowel disease. This sudden upheaval in the comparative incidence of diseases is a source of theories and hypotheses.