Friday, 2 February 2018

External cephalic version (ECV)

External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure that externally rotates the fetus from a breech presentation to a cephalic presentation. Successful version of a breech into cephalic presentation allows women to avoid cesarean delivery.
🤱🤰In a lotus birth, rather than cutting the umbilical cord within a few minutes of the birth, the parents carry the placenta — still connected to the newborn baby — in a bowl or special pouch, for days, long after it has ceased to actively transfer blood to the newborn.

🏮Advocates for lotus birth argue that prolonged contact with the placenta eases the newborn's transition to life outside the womb, and claim that the practice may provide health benefits.
⌛️However, experts are skeptical about lotus birth, and some warn that it may even be harmful to the baby. An OB/GYN and clinical associate professor said, "There is significant risk associated with keeping a newborn connected to what is essentially a dead and decaying organ. The placenta is dead tissue, and because of this, the blood in it is prone to bacterial overgrowth".
👉🏽What do you think of a lotus birth and would you recommend having one?
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