Thursday, 11 April 2013

Umbilical cord trend: Leave baby attached to placenta for days

Umbilical cord trend: Leave baby attached to placenta for days, Umbilical cord trend alert. Mothers are choosing to leave their newborn babies attached to their placentas until the umbilical cord detaches naturally.

In other words, there is no cutting of the cord. According to an April 10, 2013 report by The Daily Mail, the entire process can last up to 10 days.

That means the new moms, and dads, have to take the child's placenta with them wherever they go, wrapped in ribbons and soft fabric.

It sounds inconvenient at best. At worst, it seems a bit disgusting, but advocates of umbilical nonseverance claim it is beneficial for the newborn.

This umbilical cord trend is commonly called a lotus birth. An advocate of the practice, midwife educator Mary Ceallaigh said it "allows a complete transfer of placental/cord blood into the baby at a time when the baby needs that nourishment the most."

In an interview with The New York Post, she also pointed out that the absence of an incision in the umbilical cord reduces the chance of infection.

Learn about umbilical cord odor from the video at the top of the page. Does that help you make up your mind about the new umbilical cord trend?

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