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Lotus Birth Recommends Keeping Baby’s Umbilical Cord and Placenta Attached for Days
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 14, 2013 @ 11:41 am In carousel showcase,Inhabitots,News | No Comments
There’s a new trend in natural births  and it involves keeping baby’s umbilical cord and placenta intact until they sever themselves. Midwife educator Mary Ceallaigh  extolled the benefits of Lotus Birth or umbilical non severance in a recent New York Post  story, but it’s unclear whether such prolonged attachment can take hold. For starters, mothers who choose this path will have to carry their baby along with its umbilical cord and placenta for as long as it takes for these life support systems to shrivel up on their own – up to ten days in some cases! More details after the jump.
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 natural births: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/natural-birth/
 Midwife educator Mary Ceallaigh: http://lotusfertility.com/About_Mary_Ceallaigh_Intuitive_Doula.html
 New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/midwife_educator_discusses_the_benefits_XLQyahJhTAzBy12sbuz6IK
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