Yeah, I wonder if lotus birth might be right for me next time. It did seem wrong to me to put an instrument
near the baby. I'm not sure if that means I'd have a lotus birth, or bite the cord, or use something more natural to cut it like a sharp piece of obsidian as mwherbs suggested.
When I've birthed, I've always had minimal things around. A shoelace, some towels, and that damned scissors.
I was never one to have those "birth supply packages". Though I can see my kids enjoying playing with the straws & plastic pads.
Just seems like I'll do without the scissors if there's a next time.