Resources from Global Prenatal Initiative

Important declaration by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted recently that, “Throughout the ages, people have said that the world is in the midst of big change. But the level and degree of global change that we face today is far more profound than at any other period in my adult lifetime. I call this period the Great Transition.” The Secretary-General noted, “I believe we face a unique opportunity. Because the changes we face are so profound – the decisions we make will have a deeper and more lasting impact than perhaps any other set of decisions in recent decades,” he said. “We have no time to lose.”

GPI’s Conversation with Rachana Shivam, Lotus Birth Author

“Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut, so that the baby remains attached to his/her placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus, exactly as a cut cord does, at three to ten days after birth. This prolonged contact can be seen as a time of transition, allowing the baby to slowly and gently let go of their attachment to the mother’s body. This is a new ritual.
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