(Closed) Lotus Birth?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t like the idea of holding my baby, attached to me, while I go take a poop

Yell

I’m pretty sure birthing a child from the womb into cold air is not gentle, either! It totally makes sense for SE asian cultures though. They’re big on naturalistic, yoga, non-violence, spiritual type things in general.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

LOL @ the poo comments. I ahvent actually ever heard of this…but it is definitely something I will NOT be doing.  I watched a friend give birth, and I watched her deliver the placenta.  All I can say about the placenta is EW…just ew.  No way Jose

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh i thought it was still IN you. I was like “wtf, i thought that stuff came out!”

Duh, EJS.

I’ll stick to the traditional western methods, though. It kinda grosses me out to think about it drying and falling off. Dead blood and skin. I lost a nail once and that’s all I’m picturing. I want my baby all cleaned up at the hospital =]

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I have seen mention of waiting until the cord stops pulsing to cut it.  I haven’t researched the reasoning behind this though!  (And I didn’t realize this might not be until after the placenta is delivered)

My hubby thinks I’m crazy cause I want to hold/nurse the baby right away even before he/she gets cleaned off.  We’ll see what happens 🙂  Still a long way off!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow. This is totally new for me so I definitely will not be doing that.

@KellyV – my sister’s second pregnancy was the first time I was present for a birth and I too saw the placenta. Yuck-O! Glad I didn’t eat before seeing it, lol.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

We didn’t do a lotus birth, or even a partial one, but we did wait for the cord to stop pulsing before my husband cut it… the placenta had not come out at that point. I have to say, I had NO interest in seeing it at that time. Maybe for baby 2, but for this one I had my eyes closed till she was on my belly, and then I only looked at her and my husband, not what was going on between my legs. I wasn’t sure if I could handle the blood and keep my cool.

We made the choice to wait on the cord cutting until it stopped pulsating because we kept hearing about the benefits of cord blood. We can’t afford banking, so we figured just give it to her now for free. 🙂

I wouldn’t do a lotus birth. I figure once my baby comes out of the womb, the placenta’s job is over, and it’s not wrong to just move on. The moms who want to do it though, more power to them and I’ll visit after the placenta has passed on, thanks.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Very interesting idea.  I am not on-board, personally, though =)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve heard of lotus birth and kind of like the idea.  I’ll probably do a partial lotus, which will freak my family out plenty without adding days and days of placenta-viewing.  Though that might keep the visitors and their germs to a minimum!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Frankly, I see enough crap come out of my va-jj during my period that I’d not need to see extra attached to a baby I’d just birthed! I do like the idea of waiting for the cord to stop pulsing before cutting it though. It seems like maybe it’d be slightly less traumatic for both the baby’s body and my own that way. I’ll have a few years to think on this before we start our baby making, so I’ll have time to research and mull this over. Thanks for posting. I’d never heard of this before!

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