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. Read all of Dr Sarah Buckley's article on lotus birth ...
Lotus Birth Books/DVDs
The DVD is called "Lotus Birth: Waterbirth of the Malcolm Twins
The book is called "Lotus Birth" and is complied by Shivam Rachana
Links to Lotus Birth Websites
Lotus Birth Stories
Lotus Birth by Lavendilly
Lotus Birth is the name given to a process of placenta-care after the completion of a baby’s birth. The umbilical cord is not cut, and the placenta is allowed to remain attached to the baby until it detaches of its own accord.
Nathanael’s birth storyBirth Story -
I handed Nathanael to John and birthed the placenta in the pool after a couple of contractions. We wanted to have a Lotus birth after getting the message very clearly about one month before Nathanael’s due date that this is what he wanted.
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