Inform expectant parents that their placenta is lawfully theirs to keep
As a mother i was not informed throughout the different stages of my pregnancy that in fact my placenta was my own property & I had a choice on what i could do with it. Instead, without any discussion my placenta was disposed of as waste at the hospital.
I have spoken to mothers via pregnancy events who were never told what was going to happen to their placenta.
The Government should run a campaign to raise awareness among expectant parents that they have the right to decide what happens to their placenta as part of their birth plan.
I have spoken to midwifery professionals who agree that expectant mothers should be told of the options. It was only after researching i found that I encapsulated my placenta to aid post birth recovery.
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Thursday 7 February 2019
Wednesday 7 August 2019