I read this too. I am definitely writing this into my birth plan in big letters! Will be asking the midwife about it on my next visit. Lotus birth sounds like a great idea, not sure how practical it would be for me though.
My doctor was a bit iffy about it until I posed this question to him.
"If he had a patient that had a no longer needed body part that would naturally die and fall off within days would he amputate it?"
...and he said he would not amputate and then he understood how, physically and medically, it was okay to Lotus Birth. I didn't even have to get into the baby receiving it's rightful dose of stem cells etc.
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