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Why you MUST cut the umbilical cord: Doctors warn against dangerous trend of new mothers leaving their baby and placenta connected for up to TWO WEEKS – ‘to save them from trauma’

By CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A long-held tradition of the delivery room is a partner cutting the umbilical cord of a newborn, but a recent trend has parents skipping the moment all together.

There has been an increase of mothers deciding on a lotus birth, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own.

The method is hailed by some as a ‘natural’ option with a wave of benefits, such as easing the transition from the womb to the world and giving the child an extra supply of nutrients.

However, doctors are warning against the postpartum fad because they claim it can lead to bacteria and an infection.

There has been an increase of mothers deciding on a lotus birth, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. Doctors are warning against the practice because it can lead to an infection

There has been an increase of mothers deciding on a lotus birth, where the umbilical cord is left attached to the placenta until it falls off on its own. Doctors are warning against the practice because it can lead to an infection

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