Lotus birth is very interesting, and it's lovely to read about how other cultures honour the placenta, and have rituals around them.
We planted dd1's placenta under a tree. I have dd2's placenta still in the freezer, 2.5 yrs later.
I have been considering NOT keeping baby #3's placenta because really, I don't see when I will get a chance to plant it.
Lotus birth sounds like a very beautiful and respectful ritual. We won't be practicing it (personally I find the smell of the cord stump to be raunchy and can't imagine a whole cord and placenta hanging around - BLEH!!!!!). But if you or anyone else does it, it would be great to hear about it.
I have seen some placenta art -- people who press the placenta onto a paper to make a picture of it's size, patterns, etc. Hmmm, never considered that until now... might be a fun craft project for the 5 y.o. and 2.5 y.o. after the birth.
I can just see my mother's face now....