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Odent Lammers Seminar 2016


19-21 February 2016 | Berlin, Germany


Daily schedules for sessions will be delivered on site. Some sessions will begin earlier than 10am (see schedule). All participants of the 3-day seminar will receive a signed certificate of participation in the Paramana course. Midwives and other professionals can also use this for their further education (“Weiterbildung”/”Fortbildung”). The symposium is also highly relevant to expectant parents and those in all health and research sectors involved in maternity or baby care or study.

German and English language interpreters will be available.

Please get in contact for childcare options.

Conception and Birth Mirroring One’s Biography
Dr. Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers

  • The Physiology of Birth
  • The Basics of Obstetrics
  • The Use and the Consequences of Epidural ( PDA ) During Birth.
  • Oxytocin and its Importance
  • Birth, Understanding and Impact
  • The Life in the Womb
  • The Role of the Father
  • The Role and Place of Midwifery- International Comparison
  • The Work of a Doula, Attitude, Function, Being Prepared.
  • How We Want to Be as Humans


What will be addressed:

– Wisdom from more than half a century of experience, observation, questioning, and introducing new global birth practices.
– Why understanding childbirth physiology is so vital to improving birth experiences.
– Where meditative care plays a key role
– The long term benefits and challenges of care practices
– The impact of the c-section on the evolution of our species
– What we can learn from birthing women’s instincts
– How to better support the needs of birthing women
– The importance of the role of care providers
– How to read signs in labor
– Pain management techniques
– The benefits of undisturbed birth
– Key research questions facing the future of childbirth
– What is vital to consider to have a more positive birth experience
– & much more!

* Some changes to the program may change according to the wishes of participants and contributors.

Friday – 19 February


09:00 – 09:30 | Mara Ardas Kowalewsky: Opening meditation practice for birth and birth companions (all welcomed*)
10:00 – 13:00 | Dr. Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers
13:00 –14:30 | Lunch
14:30 –18:15 | Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers (with pauses throughout)
18:15 –18:45 | Medibuero, Lor Ather, Dee Mulrooney – Narratives, Context, and Information about need for doulas, midwives, doctors, birth psychologists, lactation support for women arriving in Berlin as refugees.
18:45 – 19:00 | Claudia Watzel of Mother Hood e. V. – German National Parents Initiative for the Protection of Mother and Child during pregnancy, birth and the first year of life.
19:00 – 19:30 | Open Interactive Space & Connecting
19:30 – | End of the day space closed


Saturday – 20 February


08:30 – 09:30 | Indira Lopez-Bassols: Breastfeeding initiation: maintaining normality
09:35 – 09:50| Mara Ardas Kowalewsky: Opening meditation practice for birth and birth companions (all welcomed*)
10:00 – 13:00 | Liliana Lammers & Michel Odent Paramana
13:00 – 13:45 | Lunch
13:45 – 15:45 | Liliana Lammers & Michel Odent Paramana
16:00 – 16:30 | Jutta Wohlrab & Mila Korn: What can we do for the growing number of birthing women asking for “physiological” and “natural” birth practices amidst growing modernization and an economy-oriented obstetrics?
Experienced midwives discuss the landscape of care options for birthing women in Germany and the implication on trends abroad.
16:30 – 16:45 | Pause
16:45 – 17:45 |  Indira Lopez Bassols: Clinical session on tongue ties and common breastfeeding complications and/or
position and attachment: right and left brain approaches
18:00 – | End of the day space closed


Sunday – 21 February


08:30 – 09:45 | Carla A. Alvaredo Memeyagi & Coskun Memeyagi: Birth in Balance Workshop
10:00-13:00 |  Liliana Lammers & Michel Odent Paramana
13:00-14:30 |  Lunch
14:30 -15:45 |  Liliana Lammers & Michel Odent Q&A
15:45 – 16:00 |  Pause
16:00-17:25 |  Closing address with Michel Odent
17:25 – 18:00 |  Open space to connect
18:00 – | End of the day space closed


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