The trend it in for lotus births, because that’s the name of this method of giving birth, where the baby’s umbilical cord is not cut off, and is left on with the placenta to fall off on its own, is spreading across the world. Parents who decide to take this step think that cutting the umbilical cord is a huge event that the baby isn’t ready for. They even think that children who are born this way are calmer, more mature and don’t get stressed out as much.
Followers of this believe that the radical and rough childbirth makes it so that a child isn’t prepared for what awaits them. They then struggle in life with fears, subconscious rejection and other problems. They even claim that modern consumerism and the need to own things comes from exactly this difficult birth into the world and feelings of loss. They think that their baby will get rid of the placenta and umbilical cord when it’s ready.
What do doctors think of this? Answers on the next page.