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  Labour of Love :: Lotus Birth
Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus - exactly as a cut cord does - at 3 to 10 days after birth.
Lotus Birth is a new ritual for us, having only been described in chimpanzees before 1974, when Clair Lotus Day - pregnant and living in California - began to question the routine cutting of the cord.
Lotus Birth was named by, and seeded through Clair to Jeannine Parvati Baker in the US and Shivam Rachana in Australia, who have both been strong advocates for this gentle practice.
www.labouroflove.org /birth/lotus-birth   (1338 words)

 Lotus Birth: A ritural for our times
Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus- exactly as a cut cord does- at 3 to 10 days after birth.
Lotus birth is a beautiful and logical extension of natural childbirth, and invites us to reclaim the so-called third stage of birth, and to honour the placenta, our baby’s first source of nourishment.
Lotus birth made sense to me at the time, as I remembered my time training in GP obstetrics, and the strange and uncomfortable feeling of cutting through the gristly, fleshy cord that connects baby to placenta and mother.
www.pregnancy.com.au /lotus_birth_a_ritual_for_our_times.htm   (1393 words)

 Midwifery Today Forums - Lotus birth
I myself wanted a lotus birth for my second baby, and when it came down to it, my cord was extremely short and my three year old son was worrying about the placenta and the cord and I felt it was hindering his full enjoyment or bonding with his sister and holding her.
The 2 students of mine who've done a Lotus birth were at home (one was a doctor!) and they used A LOT of (primarily) rosemary to pack their placentas in.
She wanted a lotus birth, because to her and her family the placenta was a 'twin and a frined' to the baby.
www.midwiferytoday.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4128   (835 words)

 Lotus Birth, Bowen Island, BC, Canada Gloria Lemay, Birth Witness
Lotus Birth means leaving the placenta blood alone, no insertion of needles for blood tissues of the child's.
Such births should be planned for all babies, as much as it depends on the father and the mother and the wise selection of a knowledgeable birth attendant.
Most birth attendants want to control the birth of the child and they want to catch the child and control the timing of the clamping of a still pulsating umbilical cord.
www.lotusbirth.com /doc/FEB2003Lotusbirth-107.htm   (2569 words)

 Lotus birth- a ritual for our times
Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus, exactly as a cut cord does, at three to ten days after birth.
Lotus birth is a new ritual, having only been described in chimpanzees before 1974 when Clair Lotus Day, pregnant and living in California, began to question the routine cutting of the cord.
Lotus birth is a beautiful and logical extension of natural childbirth, and invites us to reclaim the so-called third stage of birth for ourselves and our babies, and to honour the placenta; our babies’ first source of nourishment.
www.sarahjbuckley.com /articles/lotus-birth.htm   (1282 words)

 joy in birthing, pregnancy information and doula services in the greater los angeles area
Lotus birth is the practice of allowing the placenta and cord to separate from the baby in it’s own time.
Lotus birth slows down the process after birth, bringing awareness to the needs of the baby, allowing intimacy and integration to occur.
The beads are from the ecstatic births of Loi Caitlin, Oceana Violet, Cheyenne Coral, Gannon Hamilton, Quinn Ambriel, and Halley Sophia Baker.
www.joyinbirthing.com /FrameFiles/cerimonies.htm   (4290 words)

 Louix Dor Dempriey - Archives
When our daughter Ela-rose was born, I chose a Lotus birth because all the babies born into the community in which we were living had been Lotus born.
She wanted a window of seclusion to have time to integrate the birth and, thus, make a wholesome transition from womb to world, as well as to create a sacred place in which we could meld as a family.
During her Lotus period, only those present at the birth were allowed in and out of the Sanctuary.
www.louixdordempriey.com /feature01.html   (1459 words)

 Lotus Birth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lotus Birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut after childbirth, so that the infant is left attached to its placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus, generally 1–3 days after birth (as compared to approximately 10 minutes when the cord is clamped and cut).
However, during a Lotus Birth, a special cloth may be used to contain the placenta, and the cord is wrapped up to an inch from the neonate's navel.
In the 1990s, Sarah Buckley MD, an Australian physician and noted parenting advisor for the magazine Mothering, published her personal birth stories in the text Lotus Birth, and has produced numerous scholarly publications on the topic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lotus_Birth   (585 words)

 Time To Shine ~ Healing the Earth by Healing Birth
*Jeannine brings the teaching of Lotus birth: Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus- exactly as a cut cord does- at 3 to 10 days after birth.
Birth is life’s oldest ritual, as well as an expression of sexual love and as such brings forth unconscious material for healing.
Birth is viewed as initiation, the central rite-of-passage for the maiden-becoming-mother, the lover-becoming-father and the children who are becoming siblings.
members.cruzio.com /~corrinacorrina/healingbirth.html   (851 words)

 Midwifery Today Forums - lotus birth
I like the idea of lotus birth, but the hardness and brittleness of the cord is not appealing to me as a mother, however, I would support anyone who wanted to do it!
For an aspiring midwife who has heard the term "lotus birth" before but does not know what it is exactly, other than what I can deduce from reading this thread, could someone explain.
My personal take on lotus birth NOW, and it did take some time of researching and soul-searching to come to this, is that in this 'new age' we need and are therefore developing new birth rituals that express our higher awareness of the process of birth and human development.
www.midwiferytoday.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2754   (1292 words)

 Lotus Birth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
A lotus birth is when you allow the placenta to fall off on its own; the cord is never clamped or cut.
I was interested in this for my fourth child's birth (her birth story is here), but we did not have an actual lotus birth.
While reading about lotus birth, I learned that the cord actually continues to pulse at the umbilicus (where the cord connects to the baby's belly button) for much longer than it does at the center of the cord, about 2 hours longer.
www.users.qwest.net /~fsdebra1/dmlotusbirth.html   (529 words)

 Vai.com - The Official Steve Vai Website > Inside Real Illusions: Reflections
It is sometimes called the Indian lotus or the sacred lotus, and it is also known in Egypt and in Africa as the white lotus, the Egyptian water lily and the white lily.
Because the lotus rises from unclean water to blossom as a pure, uncontaminated flower, it is a symbol of purity and resurrection.
The heart-lotus or "lotus of heart" is the center of the infinite, omnipresent consciousness which connects with the consciousness of the universe.
www.vai.com /realillusions/07lotusfeet_pamposh.html   (1170 words)

 Homebirth Stories-Ashley and Jack
Fully Bloomed: A story of a Lotus Birth Harper’s birth at home was more sweet than I could have dreamt it.
Lotus birth is the process of leaving the baby’s placenta attached via the umbilical cord until it falls off at its own accord.
A Lotus birth allows for a respectful good-bye to the baby’s womb mate.
www.nchomebirth.com /birthStories-AshsleyJack.html   (579 words)

 with woman - the internal grandmother
Amongst the Indian tribes of North America there's a belief that the soul lives in the birth organs; when the cord and the afterbirth have dried up and dropped away they're tenderly gathered up by the mother and arranged in a sacred fabric that she have woven during the pregnancy.
As in many other birth practices, we are beginning to see a reclamation of ancient traditions and attitudes in the way women and midwives are viewing the placenta, and in the way this organ is being brought into the rite of passage that is birth.
One of the most interesting features of lotus birth for me is the marked difference which having the placenta attached makes to the degree to which the baby can be passed around to relatives and friends.
www.withwoman.co.uk /contents/info/lotus.html   (802 words)

The legacy of traditional birth attendants is long, yet the modern North American- based use of the term "Doula"
Lotus Birth is a vehicle for women/couples to make a major leap towards restoring full awareness of the
Birth of a child without medical interventions or drugs (from doctors or medical midwives).
lotusfertility.com /Lotus_Birth_Language.html   (2465 words)

 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Lotus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In Hermopolis, it was believed that it was a giant lotus blossom that first emerged from the primordial waters of Nun and from which the sun-god came forth (portrayed in the image at left).
As a symbol of re-birth, the lotus was closely related to the imagery of the funerary and Osirian cult.
It was often shown with its long stems intertwined with papyrus reeds (a symbol of Lower Egypt) as a representation of the unification of the two lands.
www.egyptianmyths.net /lotus.htm   (242 words)

 Unassisted Pregnancy & Childbirth Australia - Lotus Birth
If at that time, the mother decides she does not want a lotus birth, the cord could be cut without the need for clamping or tying off the cord.
If she wishes to continue with the lotus birth, the placenta is gently washed to remove blood clots and put back in the sieve/bowl and left to air.
The lotus cord will fall off quicker than a cut cord stub which is an open wound, and needs to heal, dry out and fall off.
www.purebirth-australia.com /lotusbirth/lisa_lotusbirth.html   (1416 words)

 Freestone Innerprizes: Online Articles
Lotus Birth is whole birth, and, in this wholeness the family is blessed.
Every birth is the matching energy to the conception dance, and there are only one woman and one man in the world at birth as partners -- the papa and the mama of the baby coming.
The spiritual midwife is called to birth (be it by telephone, electronic beeper, dream, or vision) by her commitment and openness to let go of any personal or public concepts in order to participate in the fullness of each family's birthing experience.
www.freestone.org /articles/PsychesMidwife.html   (3700 words)

 Lotus Birth & Eating the Placenta - MotheringDotCommune Forums
One of the reasons I liked lotus birth was that it was a "closed" system, no open wounds like there would be if the cord was cut.
Personally, I don't think lotus would be very beneficial to the baby if the mom was bleeding her energy away and would be weak for time to come or even need other assistance.
A lotus birth is where you don't cut the placenta at all.
www.mothering.com /discussions/showthread.php?p=773367   (1947 words)

A lotus birth keeps the baby in seculsion for the first few days of life.
A lotus birth allows a less violent trasition from life in a mother's womb to life outside it and is a very spiritual thing.
In a lotus birth there is time for the baby to complete the transition and become fully with the family and let go when the baby is totally ready.
www.geocities.com /tragicpixie/MFlotus.html   (622 words)

 Lotus Birth - Tell me more! - BellyBelly Forums
A Lotus Birth is one where the placenta is left to detach from baby naturally.
Lotus birth is very close to my heart; I would like to have one with my future births, and I've done a lot of reading on the topic.
She described how she'd had the lotus birth, which i'd heard of before, but it was only when she went in deapth about her reasons behind it that i realised how significant it is to be cuttling the cord.
www.bellybelly.com.au /forums/showthread.php?t=5689   (1392 words)

 Lotus birth anyone? - MotheringDotCommune Forums
Lotus birthing is letting the cord and placenta stay attached until it falls away on it's own.
Yeah, lotus birth is really neat, I'm glad to hear that many women are doing it, and it may have profound spiritual impact on the mother and baby.
I would also suggest reading some of the lotus birth literature if you haven't, as you seem to be interested in the ideas behind it.
www.mothering.com /discussions/showthread.php?t=3514   (2972 words)

 Umbilical Cord Issues - from Ronnie Falcão's Midwife Archives
Advocates of lotus birth have claimed that there are immune system benefits to leaving the cord intact for multiple hours after the birth.
Lotus birth kept us in bed, the biggest journey was once from the bedroom to our birthing room for a change of scenery.
LOTUS BIRTH - What it is all about - It is when you do not cut the baby's umbilical cord from the placenta.
www.gentlebirth.org /archives/cordIssues.html   (20507 words)

 Lotus Birth
Current birthing practice is to cut the cord while the placenta is still in the mother.
Lotus Birth ensures that the physical body is well cared for by ensuring that the
montages that convey the sacred imagery of Lotus Birth.
www.lotusfertility.com /Lotus_Birth.html   (2286 words)

 Yoga Reading Room - MAFG Page 310
It requires some daily attention to the placenta and a mother needs to be well prepared and instructed by a Lotus Birthing midwife.
Lotus Birth is not an option in the vast majority of hospitals.
In the animal world all mammals immediately eat the placenta after the birth, partly to ensure it doesn’t attract predators and also because it is believed to be good for the mother.
www.healthandyoga.com /html/readingroom/mafg/mafg310.asp   (896 words)

 Your Water Birth Pool Kit Accessories
This portable sump pump is powered by 3 "D" batteries.
This small light is the best accessory you can add to your waterbirth kit.
Use before and after to clean your birth pool.
www.yourwaterbirth.com /accessories.shtml   (185 words)

 Birth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birthday is a day to celebrate that the person has lived a certain number of years.
Astrology is based upon the belief that an individual's life is influenced by the geocentric positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets in the sky or below the horizon at the moment of
Elijah Birth, How to turn the hearts of the Fathers - An E-Book written for parents seeking to educate themselves about Couples Birthing at Home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birth   (656 words)

 Labour of Love :: Birth
It is not often that birth is spoken of in such lofty terms - and yet if we sit and reflect upon it, it is difficult to deny that it is so.
By birthing statistics I am speaking of increasing birth intervention rates, of climbing caesareans rates, of the rate of natural births.
This is not to say that one must give birth to experience 'true womanhood', but it must be recognised that the experience of birth - when entered into and worked with consciously - provides a woman with an opportunity to connect with something very deep, very old and very powerful.
www.labouroflove.org /birth   (494 words)

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