Lotus Birth Risks: Experts Discuss Whether Or Not This Practice Is Safe

"Too much blood going to a [baby] can be dangerous in of itself."

Lotus birth, which is leaving the umbilical cord attached to the placenta until the cord falls away from the baby's navel, is an option some au naturel mothers opt for during the birthing process.

And while many moms assert this may be a better option than cutting the cord at birth, some experts aren't exactly convinced.

Watch the clip above to find out more about lotus births, one mother who left both of her babies' placentas attached and what the experts think.

Would you ever consider having a lotus birth? Are the doctors in this clip too harsh? Let us know in the comments below.

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