Has anyone ever heard of this before, even done it? Or do you knwo anyone who has? I find it a bit weird tbh lol Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus - exactly as a cut cord does - at 3 to 10 days after birth. This prolonged contact can be seen as a time of transition, allowing the baby to slowly and gently let go of his/her attachment to the mother's body. http://www.labouroflove.org/birth/lotus-birth/ do you think its something you would consider doing?