Doctors warn against lotus birth trend
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There has been an increase of mothers deciding on a lotus birth, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. The method is hailed by some as a 'natural' option with a wave of benefits, such as easing the transition from the womb to the world and giving the child an extra supply of nutrients. However, doctors are warning against the postpartum fad because they claim it can lead to bacteria and an infection.

The main purpose of a lotus birth is to allow the baby to obtain all the nutrients the placenta has to offer, such as stem cells and recover blood, before the placenta dries up. Advocates of the lotus birthing method believe infants are put under unnecessary stress when they are cut off from the remainder of the blood supply that is flowing through the cord from the placenta.

The trend of lotus birthing first made headlines in UK in 2008 and even then, medical experts were quick to try and shut down the practice. The British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warned against the method.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4531182/Doctors-warn-against-lotus-birth-trend.html
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