Lotus Birthing with a Caesarean birth?

As many of you will know, I have a deep respect and fascination for the process of Lotus Birthing.  For those of you who don’t know, Lotus Birthing is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord in tact until it naturally dries and detaches.

Having been blessed with two wonderful experiences of this practice, I have often wondered how I would have felt if it had not been possible for one or either of my girls.

It seemed ironic to me that it would have been special circumstances during birth that might have disabled us from leaving the placenta attached, when it is in exactly these circumstances that a baby can use all the help they can get.

One such situation would be the necessity of a Caesarean birth.  Whether planned or unplanned, a Caesarean birth can result in both physical and emotional complications for Mother and baby and can affect the bonding of the family.

One way of reclaiming your birth experience, regardless of whatever turns it should take, is by undertaking a Lotus Birth.

I found this lovely Caesarean Lotus birth story online:


Fortunately in this country (UK), some of the interventions (such as cord blood sampling) are not routine, so there would be even less interference.

There isn’t much out there in the electronic ether about Lotus Birth, let alone doing so with a Caesarean birth, so I thought it was important to put it out there that it IS possible and it IS beneficial.

I am desperate to get my hands on a copy of the Lotus Birth Book by Shivam Rachana, which is currently out of print.  I am waiting to hear when the second edition is released and will update when I have done some further research.

So, Lotus Birthing with a Caesarean birth?  Something to keep in mind crunchy Mama’s!


Blessed Be x



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