Lotus Birth and Baby Moon
Here are a few resources and further reading on the topic and a few you tube videos. I’m waiting for my laptop to be fixed. As soon as I get a chance I will post my video here as well as My Birth Story.
books Lotus Birth, Prenatal Yoga &
Natural Childbirth, Gentle Birth: Gentle Mothering, Birth Reborn and Birth Without Violence, the lecture by Deepak Chopra MD
entitled “The New Physics of Healing” (audio CD, 2002) and “Lotus Birth: The Water Birth of the Malcolm Twins (DVD
2006). It integrates the work of Sarah Buckley MD, Robin Lim (Midwife), Frederick LeBoyer MD, Michel Odent MD, Jeannine
Parvati (Midwife), Shivam Rachana (Midwife), and Donna Young.
For additional evidence-based references on the benefits of nonclamping, extended-delayed approaches, and umbilical
nonseverance, see the well known, recent medical textbook Examination of the Newborn & Neonatal Health: A
Multidimensional Approach by Davies, Leap, McDonald. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008.
Here is the UK video that got me started looking into a lotus birth back in March. Then when I saw a fellow youtuber in August had the same idea I knew I was in good company lol
Babymoon has several meanings. The original meaning is a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently-born baby.
More recently the term has come to be used to describe a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage.
Babymoon can also be used for a trip taken by a couple even before they get pregnant. As long as the trip is intended to be a final romantic fling before venturing into parenthood, the term babymoon applies.
Lotus birth, or umbilical nonseverance, is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord attached to both the baby and the placenta following birth, without clamping or severing, and allowing the cord the time to detach from the baby naturally. In this way the baby, cord and placenta are treated as a single unit until detachment occurs, generally two to three days after birth.