Definition: A birth where the umbilical cord is not cut, ever. The placenta is left attached and treated with salt, lavender oil or herbs to assist in the drying process. But the placenta and cord become detached on their own after about three to ten days postpartum. This is done as a non-violent way of birth. It is practiced nearly exclusively at birth center or home births.
Also Known As: Umbilical Nonseverance
Examples:Patricia wanted a Lotus Birth for the baby, so she did not cut the cord after birth.