January 23, 2019
Should you do a lotus birth?
Lotus birth, also known as umbilical non-severance, is the practice of leaving the baby attached to the placenta until the cord naturally dries and disconnects from the belly button. In a lotus birth, instead of cutting the umbilical cord within a few minutes of birth, the parents carry the placenta still connected to the newborn baby in a bowl or special pouch. While the placenta is still attached, it continues to supply the newborn with blood and nutrients. One study found that delaying cutting the umbilical cord by just by a few minutes could help boost brain development. Children whose…Read More