Lotus Birth...What do yall think about this? - page 11

This is a link I got from the Lysol Douche thread. The link was originally posted by Ktwlpn. I read it. Seem kind of weird to me. OB nurses does anyone see any huge benefit to this practice? ... Read More

  1. by   teriadn2004
    Well, I stumbled on to this post and couldn't stop reading - I have wanted to be a CNM since my first child was born in 1976 - but I didn't pursue my dream because I listened to all the people who told me that CNMs were basically one step up from "witch" - I think it might be things like this that make people think that way. Personally, I think as long as there are no health or safety issues, if the parents have some strong spiritual need to do this - what's the harm? I do think, however, that the hospital staff should not be expected to participate in this any more than they are expected (or in some cases, not even allowed) to participate in any religious or spiritual activities of the new family. Just a thought....
  2. by   LPN1974
    Quote from Mermaid4
    Yuck...I have occasion to care for some earthy crunchy scientist types (one of whom floored me by having her husband suck on her nipples to increase her milk flow rather than pump-I felt like I was party to to an xrated movie) and there was one lotus birth. Yuck. I decided that I would have the patient take care of her own placenta, which made her unhappy since apparently, in her eyes, since she and the baby were hospitilized, it was my job. It did smell. It was gross and if it is to each their own then it is my position that THEY care for it....

    OMG....you have to be kidding....they expected YOU to take care of it?

    Well, why didn't you....hmmm....JUST take CARE of it???
  3. by   FinallyORrn
    Quote from Fiona59
    The RN who taught my prenatal classes was also a New Zealander. She told us we should consider retaining the placenta, taking it home, and (OK this was plain gross) slicing it up and pan frying it like liver. Freeze, save and use as needed. Felt that loads of nutrients valuable to a nursing mother were in it....


    I often wonder how many women develop post partum depression after meeting these all natural women...

    Yeah, and it's called "cannibalism"!!
  4. by   LPN1974
    This lotus birth idea is just plain gross.
    Worse than an animal IMHO.
    Dogs don't even keep the thing lying around indefinitely.
  5. by   nicuRN2007
    My older children have blessed me with stories of their lives before birth, and have been unanimously in favour of not cutting the cord- especially Emma, who remembered the unpleasant feeling of having her cord cut, which she describes as being "painful in my heart". Zoe, at five years of age, described being attached to a 'love-heart thing' in my womb and told me "When I was born, the cord went off the love-heart thing and onto there (the placenta) and then I came out." Perhaps she experienced her placenta in utero as the source of nourishment and love.
    IMO this paragraph dismisses all credibility for this woman. Hope I'm not offending anyone.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    the only way we can "take care" of a placenta in the hospital is to refrigerate it. I am not sure we are even allowed to do that much. I would have to ask pathology how/if this would be handled. It's never come up to this point. Other than that, they are disposed of as hazardous waste.
  7. by   HyperRNRachel
    Hey, maybe remove some vernix, grill the placenta, and have a nice sandwich followed with a nice glass of amniotic fluid! Now that's good eatin!
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    IMO it seems unecessary.
  9. by   Minou
    Well, since reading this thread a couple of days ago, I had a chance to mention Lotus Birth at work... not very popular....I get a lot of " WHAT ??? ", " Yuck " , " Are you serious ? " and " What for ? "...Whooey, I guess I can relax ...Lotus Birth ain't coming to my unit soon :-)
    Minou
  10. by   stevierae
    Quote from LPN1974
    OMG....you have to be kidding....they expected YOU to take care of it?

    Well, why didn't you....hmmm....JUST take CARE of it???
    I guess she wanted you to "annoint" it liberally with saffron, lavender oil, frankincense and myrrh, along with diapering it every hour on the hour. And did you run out to the fabric store and hand sew her a "placenta bag" in your "SPARE" time?

    What chutzpah!!! Buncha damn new agers oughta get a grip.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have no problem with new-age lifestyles as long as safety is not compromised. In some ways, people consider me "new age" in some things I do. Iguess it's all a matter of perspective. I always try to respect others' wishes------as do most of us. Again, as long as it is safe and prudent to do so.
  12. by   blugreeneyez
    omg!!!! that woman is looney as a fruitcake. what is the daughter taking to make her remember her fetal life???? that is the crazyiest thing i have ever heard of. i have to call my mom and tell her that her cutting my cord is the center of all my problems in life today gotta go!!!!!!!!!!!!

    bg
  13. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from blugreeneyez
    omg!!!! that woman is looney as a fruitcake. what is the daughter taking to make her remember her fetal life???? that is the crazyiest thing i have ever heard of. i have to call my mom and tell her that her cutting my cord is the center of all my problems in life today gotta go!!!!!!!!!!!!

    bg
    just let us know when your "oprah" episode is going to air! lol!!

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