Lotus Birth

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  1. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Becs

    Becs Well-Known Member

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    Eeeek no way. I would freak out if my baby had a dangling placenta off it for a few days after birth.
    :puke:

    You?
     
  3. Tillytots

    Tillytots Well-Known Member

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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    bet it would start to decay and smell....and go black. Just what you want on fluffy white sheets and gorgeous baby stuff :?
     
  4. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    Nope! Apparantly, you can get bags with fragrances in them, to keep the placenta from stinking :?
     
  5. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    I cant help but think it would get in the way?

    and who would want to hold a baby with that attached?

    Though it might keep over-bearing MILs away :lol:
     
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    I have read that you're suppossed to delay cutting the cord a little bit as it allows nutrients to pass over still for a little bit, but i dont think that means days!!! :shock:
    It certainly wont be something i'll consider, but it's not like it'll harm the baby so if you fancy trying it it's up to you
    Clare x
     
  7. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    I agree it maybe wouldnt harm the baby, but i think it would harm my eyes and nostrils :shock: lol
     
  8. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    *Studies picture*

    Lovely, yes please. Where do I sign up?
     
  10. Manda&Thomas

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    ewww ewww ewww
    thats sick sorry its just minging :puke:
    manda xx
     
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    abcd1234 Well-Known Member

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    :oops: yeah, definately not going to be considered!!!
    though i may mention it to OH jsut to see his reaction lol
     
  12. Tiggergirl

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    I've seen someone do it on the telly.

    To me it just doesn't seem right somehow to leave what is essentially a piece of rotting/decaying tissue in close contact with a newborn baby.

    Obviously they all have a teeny bit of cord attached to the belly button at first, but that's essentially just a scab. A placenta is pretty big and must have a fair few bacteria eating away at it for days after.
     
  13. Becs

    Becs Well-Known Member

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    Even animals in the wild chew through the umbilical cord. Some people are just wrong. Natures way, my arse!
     
  14. sunnyday

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    Jeez - no way!

    Can't see what good that would do, its not as if the placenta is providing anymore nutrition...

    Not sure which is worse, dragging a rotting placenta around or having to eat if for your tea!
     
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    I think it would give me nightmares :shock:
     
  16. Geordie&Bairn

    Geordie&Bairn Well-Known Member

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    That looks horrible :puke:
    ni im defenetly havin the cord cut when baby is born.
    urrrrrrrr
     
  17. kalia

    kalia Well-Known Member

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    :? I'm not overly worries about handling my new baby but I'm not confident enough that I'd like to have a large weird thing attached to baby and make sure I don't drop either. Or get tangled in the cord. It's just not for me. :talkhand:
     
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    no no no! :shock: What I don't get is how it's natural? Like someone else said, animals chew through the cord straight away, they won't lug a placenta around so why should we!
    The placenta is not pretty, I'd much rather eat it than carry it around for 10 days, and I'm not doing that either!
     
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    *shudders*

    That is horrible!!!!!! :puke:

    Deffo not for me :shakehead:
     
  20. Bloom

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    I don't fancy that :puke:
     

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