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. N●●●●a G●●●a
Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Wonder as the why in todays progressive world of science we need to go to the animal world, even they eat up ythe placenta rather then leaving it attached to the baby- Man is intelligent but crazy.
Mar 27, 2020Like3
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
Advantages [of living the placenta (with the baby) till it dries up] are, at least as per established norms and even logically, not very significant or even many. However there are 3 main disadvantages which are obvious, one of which is already mentioned in this news item/article (which disadvantage is ' unnecessary risk of infection to the neonate' ); the 2nd & 3rd ones are PRACTICAL during the parturition, which is this : if this method is followed, in the intervening time when the baby is still attached (through the umbilical cord) to the placenta (after the birth of the baby) and with the placenta still not separated, there can be 2 difficulties. 1st, the cleaning of air passage of the baby may become difficult because the baby is too close in distance to the obstetrician & the mother, which lesser distance ie proximity may not allow proper cleaning of the air passage & even the baby, and 2nd, manipulation, which may be at times required to deliver the placenta, may become difficult with the baby too close in distance. Overall, there are hardly any advantages of the process which is suggested when all these risks & disadvantages are considered. The risks & difficulties are more so in babies with low APGAR scores.... Read more
Mar 27, 2020Like2
Dr. K●●●●●a A●●a
Dr. K●●●●●a A●●a General Medicine
But is there is any Improvement in IMR and U5 MR?
Apr 3, 2020Like