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?