"Protecting the umbilical cord upholds the energy field and protects baby's immune system."
Sacred Birthing Insight

Lotus Birth

“Lotus Birth lengthens the peace of the womb.” Anna, mom to 4

It is time for babies to be born in wholeness and stay whole. It’s time to practice birthing techniques that support the innate radiance of our babies and protect their innate Oneness. Lotus Birth is a choice, a gift from parents who recognize its significance.

The first step toward a Lotus Birth is to allow the cord to stop pulsing before cutting it. Amazing transformations take place in the body of the baby as she morphs from being a water baby into an air world. When baby opens her eyes for the first time, all eyes and hearts satisfy their longing that all is well.  Mother is flooded with relaxing hormones. Her relief speaks to her hormones, who speak directly to the placenta, as if saying, “Your baby is safe and well.”  With this knowledge, she relaxes, the placenta completes its work, releases and the placenta is then ready for its own birth.  It only takes 10-15 minutes. It is not necessary to hear the typical scream that accompanies the cutting of the cord and that first forced breath. Often within two minutes, the cord starts to feed baby progressively less oxygen to gently encourage her to breathe on her own. There is no need for a baby to scream. Her lungs open gently and she breathes without stress.

Taking this a step further, Lotus Birth is not cutting the cord at all. Lotus Birth softens the birth experience and allows birth to go back to a safer, more natural state.  Like water birth, there seem to be only positive effects of Lotus Birth on a baby and her family. They are all unseen and can only be felt. Keeping the cord in tact means that baby and placenta stay on the altar of the family bed, visited only by the closest of family and friends.  This keeps baby in the security of the family and slows down the pace of life.  Nobody goes shopping with a newborn and placenta in tow!  In fact, a mother does little more than go to the bathroom anyway.  As the cord is kicked off, baby is gently showed around the house and maybe to a few close friends.  In appropriate timing, baby is taken outside and introduced to the stars and moon, sun and rain.  These first few days set into the mind of parents that life happens in perfect timing, according to baby’s readiness.  By watching baby’s reaction, parents do the right thing at the right time.

When people hear about Lotus Birth it always creates a reaction.  Most are fascinated at hearing something so different and say immediately, “That feels right.”  Some though, will scream with the trauma of their own cut cord. Walk in with openness and see how this feels to entertain it for your baby.  Understanding its benefits and wishing them for your baby makes the decision easy. Would you like your baby to experience these gifts?  Ask your baby long before labor and decide if lotus birth is to be her path. If so, the logistics will easily fall into place.  It takes this commitment to make the care hassle-free.  This advance commitment seems to be felt by your baby as a high level of security when taking in her first breaths. Keeping the cord in tact allows the baby to hold her full vitality and radiance.

For babies to be born to parents who honor them with a Lotus Birth means that as a generation, we are completing this epoch of separation and moving into Oneness.  The babies being born do not need to experience separation as their core issue, as so many of us parents have had to, and so, they draw to them a different birth.

There is an entire chapter on Lotus Birth in Sacred Birthing, Birthing A New Humanity book.  It is all from my experiences in the last 24 years, since almost all of my births have been Lotus born. This chapter informs you from start to finish, and you will understand it and how to make it happen.  Happy Trails!  Your baby thanks you.

11 thoughts on “Lotus Birth”

    1. You are most welcome!
      It comes from many moms and dads choosing Lotus birth and lots of their experiences. The book has a whole chapter of lotus birth goodies in it, and the spiritual /energetic reasons too. Glad it helped! Sunni

  1. Hola.
    Acabo de ver ésta foto en Instagram un Perfil de Médicos, dónde dice que ese bebé murió porque le cayó una infección y además porque sus padres no le aplicaron las vacunas.
    Cuál es la versión real?

    1. Hola Ximena,
      from Google translate:
      Hi.
      I just saw this photo on Instagram a Profile of Doctors, where it says that that baby died because an infection fell and also because his parents did not apply the vaccines.
      What is the actual version?
      Xemena
      I don’t know what picture you saw. but
      There is no infection from Lotus Birth. Maybe this comment is from one who doesn’t understand. Maybe infection came from the hospital. There are too many possibilities and I don’t have the whole story so I can not say. But in over 25 years of doing this practice, there has never been infection or harm to baby or mom. It sounds to me that the doctor used this to push his agenda for vaccines maybe?
      Sunni

  2. That’s a dangerous practice, it exposes the baby to possible infections. At the same time, if it’s based on “nature” let’s keep in mind that even animals cut their babies cords; let’s think about it, why do they do that? The birth experience for a baby is traumatic, but what helps them to be secure and feel comfortable is mom’s and dad’s love and protection.

    1. Alejandra,
      Animals do not have anyone tampering with them as they give birth, and so the cord is bitten, but the baby animal has already received its blood because it is lower than the mom and flows down into the baby animal. For humans, the best practice is to slown down birth because it is so rushed and hurried. 15 minutes is not long to wait, to allow the cord to stop pulsing. And by waiting longer, it is even less traumatic for baby, because baby can take its first breaths in baby’s own timing, not the timing of a medical protocol. In 25 years of lotus births, I have never seen an infection from lotus birth.
      PLUS, we need a way to preserve the cord blood and allow it to go into your baby, and not go to the lab to be sold. That’s the big business behind cutting the cord quickly. Stem cells are big money. So is selling your placenta.
      Yes, birth can be traumatic, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why I developed SoftBirth. The whole point is to birth a baby gently, in a way that DOES NOT HURT or SCARE them. That is a parent’s goal.
      Be well,
      Sunni

  3. Please do not do this to your baby. The placenta is decaying and your baby can get an infection and die. Why would you risk that. Do delayed cord clamping. Baby does not cry from the cord being cut. Crying is good at birth it helps clear the lungs of fluid. This is ALL not researched. This sounds like a cult. I’m a RN and this is extremely dangerous to your baby. Would you want to be attached to something decaying? This is banned in some countries due to the dangers. In NYS we will not release your baby from the hospital attached to the placenta due to the EXTREME dangers. CPS will be contacted and involved if you do this because it is so dangerous for your baby. Please be smart and leave this cult. They also produce fake documents and call them legal documents.

    1. Hi Elena,
      Thank you for sharing your concern.
      In supporting hundreds of lotus births, I have never has a single problem.
      Sunni

  4. I just had my baby on the 28th of April, we did a lotus birth but by day 3 we we’re pretty stressed out. The cord dried in a way that if the bamboo steamer wasn’t placed in a specific way, it tugged in a concerning way on his belly button sight. We are new to lotus birth, as we never heard of it with our first-this baby came 6 years later and a complete shocking surprise-anyways, we felt that since both mom and dad were feeling stressed by this situation, not being able to hold him due to this nor breastfeed easily due to the tugging, we decided to ceremonially burn the fully dried cord in our midwives burn box she left us to use. Our oldest was a participant in holding a candle, we gave thanks to the baby’s guardian and then buried it the next day under our avocado tree. The stump (which we had to cut down to 2 inches due to having to burn it at 6 inches) stayed on for almost another week then accidentally got ripped off (it was loose) but underneath it looked like it wasn’t fully dry-maybe slightly herniated, midwife wasn’t totally sure. It’s been drying and the scabs come off in layers, getting smaller with time.
    I felt like a failure at the lotus birth and to my baby for not completing it and his belly button taking so long to heal hasn’t made me feel any less of that.
    I was curious if you had anyone else experience something similar? Like not finishing a lotus birth, or the belly button sight doing this?
    Thanks.

    1. Dear Courtney,
      You did perfectly! I would have suggested the same. No worries! And no guilt! And what a lucky Avocado tree!

      I’m sorry it was difficult for you. It really should be someone else other than the mother caring for it, and it’s easiest if it’s someone who has done it before. Mom’s need to Rest and Love and that’s all, (and with an older one, you will not be in bed too much.)

      Yes it does take much longer for the site to clear up and dry once the cord is cut. I don’t know why, but it does, whereas it takes only 3-4 days to dry if left uncut. Finely Ground Rosemary is still a great drying agent. Sprinkle it all around. Don’t worry about any pieces sticking to the belly. It will all work itself out. And that belly button will be just fine.

      You did exactly what was called for. No failure there!!! Your intuition worked perfectly and you listened perfectly! Well Done.
      And welcome to the world, little one!
      Sunni

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