Originally Posted by coyotemist
The thing about this discussion that leaves me wondering is this...both of my children had jaundice. Jaundice develops from the body breaking down the extra red blood cells needed for oxygen transport in the uterus. Once the baby is breathing room air (instead of depending on mom's arterial blood supply for oxygen) their livers start breaking down the extra unneeded cells, which results in bilirubin circulating in the blood. The baby needs to eat and poop to get rid of this.
Susan Weed in "The Childbearing Year" says to cut the cord "as soon as convenient" to prevent jaundice.
I respectfully disagree. My first was born in the hospital and the cord was clamped immediately. He had serious jaundice. My second was born at home and the cord was clamped at about 20min. after the birth. I saw him flinch and he cried really hard and for a long time after that. He had mild jaundice.
My third hb baby, I said I wanted to wait until the placenta was delivered before cutting the cord. MW thought I was crazy. Absolutely no jaundice. Fourth HB baby, same thing. I waited until the placenta was delivered before clamping and cutting it. He had no jaundice either. With my others we will do a lotus.
Originally Posted by ayogurtsmearedsari
Healthy. I've found that most things that stem from spirituality for me, are healthy. Circumcision for example. I simply find it to be violent. But now science says it's healthy too. I find formula violent to the dairy cows, who are horribly misused. But it is healthier too after all. I think cord cutting although, not anywhere near as violent as circumcision, is still a very rough and harsh act. I would not be suprised to hear some day that lotus birth babies did recieve some health benefits as a result of their strange parents choices!
Please tell me you're not serious. You don't actually believe circumcision is healthier do you? Science isn't saying its healthy. This idea comes from radical cultural conditioning
. If you're referring to the Africa studies please understand that stuff is "junk science". Its been refuted
When I first learned about cord banking (second pregnancy) I thought it was a scam. If its that good, it should go into the baby it belongs to.
Its strange that a doctor says, "clam the cord asap or it could kill the baby if you delay"
yet they want to put that same blood back into a 'sick' baby.