It's crazy hard to find people who've actually done this. Equally hard to find information that doesn't ridicule women who are interested in learning more about lotus birth. If anyone has done it, or knows someone who had, could you message me, please?
Re: I need a source for a magazine article about Lotus Birth.
Sorry that you should get such negative comments in an environment where we are supposed to be supportive of each other's choices. The fact that you are currently still researching it and not trying to convert everyone to your own point of view should be a fair indicator that this is supposed to be a mature conversation.
I have no experience myself, being a ftm but I have done some research. One of the main reasons people advocate lotus birth is because they believe it is less traumatic for the baby to separate from the placenta in its own time. I can't really say if this is true but I don't personally believe it to be the case.
There are good reasons not to cut the cord immediately. As long as the cord is still pulsing, there is still a flow of blood and nutrients to your baby and delaying the clamping until after the pulsing has stopped will allow you to take advantage of this. It's actually been proven in the states (I think only a couple of years back) that delaying the clamping of the cord by 30 - 60 seconds in the case of premature babies can reduce the chances of haemorrhage by 50%. After it has stopped pulsing though, there is no real reason to keep the cord attached.
Hope this helps some
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