Happy Mother’s Day

It’s interesting how this holiday took on signifcance so unassumingly. Normally, I don’t really buy into the whole idea of Hallmark Holiday’s, but as the day hung hot in the air, I realized that my normal Sunday spent alone was not going to be just-fine with my hormones raging. I wasn’t looking for attention, but more like a distraction.The afternoon watching a friend fix his septic tank was more appealing than just-me time, as worries about being a single-mom began to rise to the surface. Ug.

Aside from the thoughtful and numerous HMD texts I received today, I did get one particular email from a friend who is expecting any second now. He sent me a link to a description of Lotus Birthing, the practice of leaving the placenta attached until it naturally separates. I have never heard of this, but apparently it is common practice amongst primates, Australians and the Balinese. I am interested to see what this couple experiences using this technique & will report back after we find out. All things unusual brought to you via this blog-a-ma-thingy.


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  1. I’ve heard of lotus birthing, and a few other options on how to treat the placenta, which completely baffled me initially! Learning for myself and not accepting what’s been conditioned into me is an eye opening experience, haha, can’t wait to see how it went for them. And Happy Mother’s Day to you, Hallmark holiday or not it’s nice to be appreciated as a life giving being!


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