“One of the most important lessons modern cultures should relearn from their tribal neighbours concerns the time for the separation of the newborn child from the placenta”~ Judith Goldsmith, ‘Childbirth Wisdom From The Worlds Oldest Societies’
Dr Buckley does not recommend consuming or encapsulating any amount of your baby’s lotus placenta except in the first 24 hours*, and with consciousness and permission from the baby.
The Lotus Birth Campaign
We are campaigning for the birthrights of newborn babies and the worldwide human rights violation of routine immediate umbilical cord clamping!
This harmful practice denies the infant of almost half their total blood volume at birth and has no benefits to mother or baby and becomes routine practice to save on bed linen!
The only time a cord should be clamped early is when the cord has torn and is bleeding, or when the placenta has been accidentally cut into during a caesarean birth for placenta previa.
We know that the umbilical cord will physiologically clamp itself ~ it will close naturally when the baby has self-regulated the right amount of blood for them, so why mess with nature?
Placental mammals have been in existence for over 175 million years and homo sapiens for nearly 200,000 years. If the cord needed medically clamping we would have died out many moons ago!
Chimpanzees who are our closest relatives practice both Placentophagia (eating the placenta for nutritional value) and Lotus Birth (leaving the placenta attached to the baby).
Our mission is to raise awareness of the value of the placenta for both mother and child beyond the third stage of childbirth.
Understanding the value of this blood for Stem Cell Research and that the price of this blood is higher than gold, then we should become wise to the fact that the best bank for the blood is the baby at birth!
Lovingly Endorsed By Dr Sarah J. Buckley, Australian Lotus Mama and Author of the highly recommended book” Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering” www.sarahbuckley.com