The Case For A Lotus Birth
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24
- Contributes to the peace and well-being of the baby (less stress)
- Baby gains the full blood volume
- Placenta helps the liver with processing – it's considered the reason why LB babies don’t have breastfeeding jaundice as often.
- Baby retains birth weight (does not lose weight!)
- Placenta continues to provide vital nutrients
- Babies are peaceful, happy, little to no crying after birth.
- Babies become upset when detached from the umbilical cord.
“Active management also creates specific problems for mother and baby. In particular, use of active management leads to a newborn baby being deprived of up to half of his or her expected blood volume. This extra blood, which is intended to perfuse the newly functioning lungs and other vital organs, is discarded along with the placenta when active management is used, with possible sequellae such as breathing difficulties and anaemia, especially in vulnerable babies.” – Leaving Well Enough Alone… by Dr. Sarah J. Buckley