You've heard of delayed cord clamping but have you heard of leaving the cord intact? Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the cord and placenta attached to the baby until it naturally falls off.
Did you have a lotus birth? What do you think of this "new" trend?
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I have no issues with a mama wanting to do this, but I'm not sure what the benefit would be. (Then again, it would have kept my in-laws far away . . . )
I did delayed cord clamping with my youngest. The cords of my four babies all took at least a week to fall off, so I'd imagine that this may have gotten yucky after a day or two. Are there other mammals that do this with their young? Is a lotus birth a spiritual thing? It's not something I would consider, but it's interesting. This is the first time I've heard of it.