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post #21 of 28
That's crazy!
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
I've been updating on my blog but to update here briefly - there's no real update. Yeah. :/

I called the Quality Assurance Dept on Thurs and the outgoing msg said I'd receive a return call the following day. Nothing Friday, so I called again before business hours were over and left yet another message - emphasizing that my c-section was Tuesday morning, I needed the placenta asap due to my religious views, etc. etc.

So, my plan is this - I am going to call on Monday and leave another msg. Not sure if they are open on Monday due to the holiday. I'll call again Tuesday morning before I leave for the hosp and leave another message. And once admitted, I'll have the triage nurse send a msg to QA about it. I am going to print a liability release form from the Placenta Benefits web site, and then include on our birth plan that I need the placenta. I will keep on QA via the nurses, if possible, and by calling them myself while in the hospital. I just want the placenta before I am discharged (day four), because after that, I don't trust it for my smoothies or even encapsulation.

Wish me luck, please. I am just ignoring this issue for the weekend, since I've done what I can at the moment.
post #23 of 28
If they don't immediately give it to you, they likely store it in formaldahyde (blech). I have a friend that studies placentas and that is how they store them. I'm not sure I would want it if they took it away for any length of time. I got mine immediately at the hospital, just told them I wanted it, and they gave it to me within minutes of the birth. They put it in a bag and my sister took it home and stuck it in out freezer. Good luck!
post #24 of 28
Buying your placenta crazy!
post #25 of 28
They said I could not have mine because babe was in NICU and it was going right to pathology. I *shrugged* and realized I did not really NEED it and I got why they wanted it. I think they would have given it to me otherwise though.

Good luck.
post #26 of 28
So what ended up happening? Did they give it to you?
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
Sorry, hard to find time to update anywhere properly. :/

I don't know what the nurses did or said, but when I was in the OR it was announced that I was getting the placenta. I don't get it until discharge, but nothing is done to it, I've confirmed it this way and that. Apparently two nurses worked the Quality Assurance Dept over and made them give in. So, I get it before it goes bad, nothing is done to it, and I won't have to pay for it.

I'm going to talk to my OB about why this was such a PITA at my 2 wk appt.
post #28 of 28
They won't allow bio-hazard material (aka placenta) to be taken out of hospital here..at all. Even for money! I don't get it..its belonged to US not THEM. GRRR
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