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Lotus birth

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Jojobump1986 Fri 03-May-13 23:32:28

I've seen this mentioned a few times recently & I'm curious! If I understand correctly, it basically involves not removing the placenta & cord until they drop off after a few days. Is that right? What would one do with them until they dropped off? Tuck them inside the nappy? Wouldn't it start to smell? Why would someone choose to do it - are there any benefits? I'm assuming it's to try & keep everything 'natural' but surely baby animals don't wander around with their placentas hanging off for a few days?!

There must be someone on MN who can answer my questions! There's always someone on MN who knows about such things! grin

CarpeVinum Fri 03-May-13 23:36:21

It sits on a cushion or similar.

The smell gets covered with salt and lavender or other petally stuff.

No idea if that actally helps with the smell or is just a placebo.

CarpeVinum Fri 03-May-13 23:38:48

..ohh things have evolved. Not just cushions. Also naice towels. See also:large bowls.

I think the cushions used to look nicer than a big metal bowl.

CarpeVinum Fri 03-May-13 23:39:49


wootasticitus points Needs further study.wink

1944girl Sat 04-May-13 01:15:01

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