Thursday, 11 April 2013

Umbilical cord trend: New trend keeps umbilical cord, placenta attached

Umbilical cord trend: New trend keeps umbilical cord, placenta attached, One of the latest and newest trends in the world is also one of the strangest, and that also holds true for the "umbilical cord trend" which is just as weird. Fox News reported on Thursday, April 11, 2013, that the newest thing out there is the "umbilical cord trend" which is having a newborn and keeping the umbilical cord and placenta attached.

The all-natural trend is called umbilical nonseverance or Lotus Birth. It calls for a mother to allow the umbilican border to detach from her baby in a natural way.

Making it a bit less technical and easier to understand, or as Fox News put it:

"...that means carting around a blob of red matter (aka the placenta) that can stayed plugged into the baby's tummy for up to 10 days."

Mary Ceallaigh is a Lotus Birth advocate and midwife educator and she spoke about the benefits to the non-traditional practice and how it could help the health of the mother and baby. Ceallaigh has helped with more than 100 natural births and says that the "umbilical cord trend" is a beautiful thing.

Ceallaigh was asked the best reasons to practice Lotus Birth and she said:

"There’s no wound created at the umbilical site, which lessens the chance of infection.

"It allows a complete transfer of placental/cord blood into the baby at a time when the baby needs that nourishment the most. Babies’ immune systems are going through huge changes at a very rapid rate when they’re first born. Not disrupting the baby’s blood volume at that time helps prevent future disease.

"The mother and baby benefit from having all the focused placed on bonding, rather than the common focus of "who's going to cut the cord, cut the bond?" Invading the natural process when there's a healthy mother and baby is likely to cause harm in some way seen or unseen."

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