Lotus birth

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Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
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Clinically unproven

Lotus birth is the widely accepted woo practice, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the baby after birth. It is done for the various auric related benefits.[citation needed] The cord separates from the baby after 2-3 days, naturally.[citation needed] In the real world, lotus birth is the highly dubious practice, often for the various woo-related "benefits".[citation needed] This practice is condemned by the medical community for the various, very real, dangers this has for the infant.[citation needed]

Supposed benefits[edit]

Historically, the practice was used to prevent open-wound infections, in early North American Pioneers, who were lacking in medical facilities and or access to medical practices.[citation needed] Modern-day proponents want to allow the "auric energy" in the placenta to flow to the infant. Another well-accepted reason in the crackpot community is the "naturalness" of the practice, out of a knee-jerk reaction to anything "unnatural".[1] Furthermore, it reduces separation anxiety on the part of the child.[citation needed]

Tangible dangers[edit]

As any doctor (aside from those who got their credentials from the university of natural medicine, et al) can tell you, leaving a dead, necrotic piece of flesh on your body is bound to end poorly.[citation needed] Interestingly, a common practice by "lotus birthers" is to marinate the placenta in sea salt, to prevent it from becoming malodorous.[citation needed] Now, what makes flesh malodorous? It can't be that it is rotting! In fact, most proponents are aware it is rotting, and in order to prevent it from becoming a hazard, treat it as a cured meat, only attached to their baby. Now how's that for natural medicine?