What is Lotus Birth and why is the western world adopting it
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A small but mighty trend in Lotus Births is emerging among pregnant women in the Western world. Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut after childbirth so that the baby is left attached to the placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus, generally 3 – 10 days postpartum.

As per the advocates of this method, the main purpose of a lotus birth is to allow the baby to obtain all nutrients the placenta has to offer before the placenta dries up. They further claim that the method lessens the stress an infant is put under when they are cut off from the remainder of the blood supply that is flowing through the cord from the placenta. After the baby and the placenta are delivered, the placenta is put in a pouch and carried around with the infant. However, if not monitored correctly, the placenta is prone to infection and can harm the baby.

What’s your stand on the Lotus Birth method?
Most doctors warn against the trend - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4531182/Doctors-warn-against-lotus-birth-trend.html
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Dr. A●●●●●●●●●●●h R●●●●t
Dr. A●●●●●●●●●●●h R●●●●t Community Medicine
Delayed cord clamping is allowed, but to retain placenta alongwith it is a grave danger to neonate not mentioning Neonatal sepsis.
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N●●●n U●●●●●●y
N●●●n U●●●●●●y General Medicine
I totally support Lotus birth.....cutting and clamping the cord is totally against the natural process of labour.....also agree with the proper aseptic conditions to be followed.
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Dr. C●●●●g R●●●●●i
Dr. C●●●●g R●●●●●i Community Medicine
Delayed cord clamping is fine..lotus method is not..esp in tropical Asia!!
Jun 29, 2019Like2