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May 6th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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I see your blinkie about a lotus birth. I've looked it up before, but I can't remember now, what is it? It has something to do with not seperating the placenta from the baby, right?
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May 6th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Not trying to offend or anything, but is that safe?? I was told that the umbilicial cord has to be clamped and removed right away or the baby could stop breathing or something worse happen..
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May 6th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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I had a lotus birth with my son. We left the cord/placenta attached to him for 24 hrs but then decided it was too much of a hassle so we clamped it.
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May 7th, 2009, 05:23 AM
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Yes- it's safe. It's a common misconception, and the fear of it tearing (which is dangerous) if left intact. Research shows that it is actually safer to let the cord whole untill it stops pulsing (15-45 minutes)

A lotus birth is leaving the placenta attached untill it falls off on it's own, usually 24-72 hours. My reasons for wanting that are for comfort tfor the baby, there is a lot of sugguestion that this is a safer way, and the most gentle, for a baby to transition into the outside. I also want it for privacy, I feel that if the placenta is attached it'll further support the idea of a "babymoon", where we don't accept visitors or guests just to see the baby and wear us out, for the first few days.

I'd be happy to answer any other questions, I think it is a special and very unique thing, and I accept that many wil find it gross or strange.
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May 7th, 2009, 06:51 AM
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Sounds great C!
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May 7th, 2009, 07:09 AM
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I just wanted to say Congrats Cheryl...you must be super excited???? You waiting a long time for this, eh? Oh! and I've never heard of this type of birth but good luck with everything.
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May 7th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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Ok, that's what I was thinking. That's a wonderful way to transition your baby to the outside world!

I felt much better about waiting to cut the cord this time, until it had stopped pulsing (which was after the placenta was delivered). It seems so much more natural.

It's better to delay cutting the cord Des. The baby will continue to breath on his own, but still recieves the rest of the blood in the cord which can be beneficial to them. Hospitals cut the cord right away for thier convienence.
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May 8th, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Yes, we waited till the cord stopped pulsating (we asked the Dr. to wait and she had no problem with it, of course midwife had never any issues with that once we had m/w), in hospital they just cut it so they are done faster. Even though lotus birth isnt for me. Good luck with it!!
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May 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM
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same with me... Lotus birth is not for me but I will wait till the cord stops pulsating before cutting. It was cut with Nichole, but even if I didn't want it to be it would have been as she had meconium and had to be suctioned and all that fun stuff
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May 8th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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That sounds awesome Cheryl!

I don't think I could do it, but I wanted to delay cutting the cord. The doctor told me it needed to be cut right away, or the baby wouldn't be able to breathe and could die. Now it makes sense that they do it for their convenience. Next pregnancy, I'll be delivering at a birth center or at home so I'll have the control to say it gets clamped after it stops pulsating.
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