Am I alone in the feeling that I am really not into the whole placenta thing. I really don't want to be carrying around a placenta for any extended period of time, I don't want to save it or freeze it, or crush it and eat it. The thought of planting it near a tree may be fine but I'm not even sure I will put the effort into that either. I know there are tremendous benefits to the placenta, but I really just want my baby in my arms, unattached to the cord. I feel like as a mother who will be having a homebirth I should be walking around for hours with the placenta wrapped up next to us, but it is just not in my birthing vision. Anyone else not really into hanging onto the placenta? How long do I need to keep it attached for anyway? What is the norm for homebirthers? What is the least I have to do but still allow the baby to get what s/he needs? When does it stop pulsing?
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8/9/10 at 9:38pm