I am going to a free standing birth center and needed to be checked over the weekend....I am 30 weeks and flew from Germany to Mexico City and came down with the flu 2 days after getting home...was having lots of pressure....any ways...a on call mw checked me and all was fine...she is older...said she's been a mw for over 25 years....worked all over the world....So i felt this was a good mw to ask about Lotus birth....and i was going for it...until she said this. Now i'm starting to wonder if maybe i shouldnt.
She said...."well, delayed cord clamping is a good thing....however keeping the placenta attached to the baby for however many days...takes attention away from the baby and puts attention on the placenta."
So now i'm thinking if I follow through with keeping the placenta attached...is it really going to take away attention from the baby...am I going to be worried about the placenta and not as much as the baby?
What are your thoughts?