The Amazing Placenta

Dr. Sarah Buckley had a very interesting article about the placenta, intertwined with the story of her son Jacob’s pregnancy and birth.

h/t to EnjoyBirth for the link!

And while I’m on the subject of placentas, click here to read more about the battle over placentas in Hawaii. Native Hawaiians are one of many groups who have traditions and ceremonies with the placenta, and Hawaii is the first state to specifically give parents the right to take the placenta home with them from the hospital, rather than (as the previous law stated) placentas being declared infectious waste.

One Response

  1. Wow, I never thought about NOT being allowed to take a placenta home from the hospital! Last time we had our mw just dispose of ours, but this time I want to do something with it – bury it and plant a tree, perhaps. I’d even consider placenta medicine, but I think DH might freak out.🙂

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