Introduction: Lotus birth or umbilical non severance is
practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut with placenta
and the baby are still connected until they separate
naturally, that occurs typically up to 10 days after birth.
In order to lessen odours, the placenta is frequently
wrapped in cloth or a bag and may also be treated with
salts, lavender oil, rosemary or other herbs. There is very
less literature published on the lotus birth method.
Newborn specialists might be at a loss when advising
mothers who choose to have a lotus birth due to the lack
of available literature. There is a need to better
understand the consequences or benefits of this method.
Purpose/objective:(a)To identify The effectiveness of
lotus birthing method on health outcomes among
neonates. (b) To assess its efficacy on neonatal clinical
course like increase in hemoglobin levels, improved iron
stores and favorable infant development. Methods: A
systematic review on randomized control trails, reviews,
and research articles will be conducted. Preferred
Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-
analysis (PRISMA) will be adopted and literature search
will be conducted in Pub Med-Medline, CINAHL, Science
Direct and Pro-Quest. The search will include a period of
2013-2023. Studies will be included based on
predetermined inclusive criteria. Results: A descriptive
synthesis of the findings of the selected studies will be
carried out which will be presented in narrative summary
with statistical findings incorporated. Conclusion:
Pediatricians might not be familiar with how to handle
this situation because this birth practice is typically not
seen in standard obstetric care, which results in
inconsistent messaging to families and care teams. Lotus
births are uncommon events, and there is little academic
literature on the subject, so it's critical to keep gathering
evidences that will educate healthcare professionals who
look after newborns.
Keywords : Lotus birth, umbilical non-severance, Health safety, Newborn baby, placenta, women.