Lotus Birth

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Lotus Birth
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 10:21am

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 attached placenta) 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: 04-18-2003
In reply to: cmkristy
Mon, 04-15-2013 - 10:19am

Oh? How interesting! I  believe each of us has the freedom to choose what we do with the cord, based on what we've researched. So how bout the weather, eh?

Gail