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‘Lotus Births’ Are On The Rise, And Here’s Everything You Should Know About Them

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When it comes to the decisions that women and mothers make about their baby’s birth, it is ultimately up to them. Of course, they are the ones giving birth to it and they had the baby inside them for about 40 weeks. Many women have the option to give birth in a tub in the comfort of their own home, although it is advised to not free-birth at home.

As long as the baby is safe then that’s all that matters at the end of the day. In addition, that mother made sure to make the right choices with their birthing choices. A new trend that is gaining insight from many mothers is lotus birth. A lotus birth is not cutting the umbilical cord after birth.

In this situation, the baby stays attached to the entire placenta until the cord falls off on its own. In regards to how long it takes for the cord to fall off, it could take up to a week. This can be a pain as you need to keep a hold of the baby’s placenta everywhere the baby needs to go. Many keep the placenta in a bowl or pot.

Below is shown how the placenta is placed within a pot. Obviously, this is an option for people out there who are interested, but it’s uncertain why people would choose this over cutting the umbilical cord. It is a little odd and unappealing. 

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People who do this believe it’s a natural way of dealing with the afterbirth. When referring to a lotus birth, it calls attention to the notion of reflection. You are watching the natural order, and experiencing nature. 

This tactic just seems very demanding. The whole idea of having a baby, in general, is hard work. Having to change their diaper, having to carry a lot of stuff around when you’re on the go. Do mothers really need more stress? 

The intimate bonding that results from being physically attached to a baby for extra time after birth is a benefit. In addition, there is the oxygen, iron, and stem cells the baby could not get on because the cord was cut too soon.


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