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"Woo Watch" with Kavin Senapathy explores the claims and claimants in the alternative health, clean food, and spurious parenting worlds, and examines the institutions and personalities driving these movements. Spanning the infuriating, heartbreaking, and just plain mind-boggling, the column will take a fresh look at old school woo, and keep an eye on the newest spurious health trends.

Lotus Birth

Lotus Birth

by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
April 13, 2018

Those engaging in lotus birth often keep the placenta in a pouch or a bowl to dry, with salt and optional dried herbs and essentials oils to aid in the drying process and to mask the odor of the decomposing placenta.