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Lotus anyone??

Has anyone herd of a lotus birth, where you leave the placenta attached to the infant until it freely falls off? If you have do you find this a little disturbing or am I having a crazy mom/mom-to-be moment?

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  • abbyful said:

    Heard of it, and I think it's weird and unnatural. And gross and unhygienic. Why would you want a hunk of rotting meat attached to a baby for days?!

    I'm in favor of delayed cord clamping. But no animal keeps the placenta attached for days after birth. Minutes, yes; days, no.

    Same here I just ran across an article about it tonight and had a wtf moment...then freaked over the germ and decomposing flesh thought. Glad I'm not crazy!
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  • The placenta is not meant to function outside of your body. It's like dragging around raw meat. I agree with the delayed clamping. But that's as far as I'd ever go.
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  • I just had someone come to my studio to paint a placenta bowl to do this. I can't imagine having to care for an infant with a placenta in a salad bowl attached to him. Just not my thing!
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  • Disturbing.

    I guess if you want to do it, ok, but I don't want to be snuggling my newborn with this rotting placenta attached to him.
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  • I don't know why I couldn't stop myself from googling this but if anyone else is so inclined ... DON'T
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  • Wtf is wrong with people??? [-(

    Some moms on another board I used to frequent did this. They'd literally be stuck in their bed with baby and a bowl for a day or two. I just don't get this crazy attachment to the placenta.
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  • I don't know why I couldn't stop myself from googling this but if anyone else is so inclined ... DON'T
    LOL, I wasn't planning on googling it but after I read your comment I just had to! And GROSS.

    So to answer your question OP, no. I don't plan on ever hanging out with my kid's placenta until it falls off on its own. I don't quite the the purpose of doing so either.
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  • I definitely don't understand the concept behind this either... It freaked me out personally, my dh and I are in the medical field and neither of us could come up with a good explanation for doing this other than someone needs their head checked. I guess to each their own but I personally feel like this is putting your newborn in germ danger....glad you ladies agree!


  • Wtf is wrong with people??? [-(




    Some moms on another board I used to frequent did this. They'd literally be stuck in their bed with baby and a bowl for a day or two. I just don't get this crazy attachment to the placenta.

    Wow, it's usually not my style to judge what other people do with their kids. But this makes NO SENSE whatsoever!!! But that being said, I suppose you learn something new everyday, right?
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