Lotus Birth

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Lotus Birth
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 10:27am

We predicted more midwife births in 2013, but here's one trend we didn't see coming: Lotus Birth.

Cutting the umbilical cord after a baby's born is an iconic birth tradition, often reserved for the nervous new dad. But an emerging natural birth trend has new parents leaving the cord alone altogether…and carrying it (and the attachedplacenta) around until the cord falls off on its own.

Keeping Newborns Tied to the Placenta Is Now a Thing (And It Really Doesn't Even Smell)- www.ivillage.com/natural-birth-trend-lotus-birth-keeps-baby-attached-placenta/6-a-533015

I admit- I've never heard of this before!  Were you aware of Lotus Birth?  Is it something you may consider trying?

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Registered: 01-25-2013
In reply to: cmkristy
Wed, 04-17-2013 - 2:26pm

This is new to me too.  I've never heard of it before!  Too each their own I suppose, but I don't think this is for me...