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post #41 of 72
DD is 3 years old. A few years ago, DH asked if he could get rid of the placenta. I kind of wanted to keep it but couldn't really justify it, so I told him ok.

Two weeks ago I was cleaning out the fridge and found a paper bag with a hunk of meat in it. We're vegetarian (well, I just started eating meat, but I've only eaten it twice thus far) so I was really puzzled. DH says, oh yeah, I figured there was no reason to chuck the placenta after all, so I left it there. So this next summer, it will be going under the heirloom tomatoes! And DD will be old enough to probably understand it, a bit at least!
post #42 of 72

Do I win a prize!

I have an almost 12 year old placenta in my freezer, snuggled up next to an almost 8 year old one!

I am embarassed to admit this!

Sharon
post #43 of 72
Um, I have 3 placentas in my fridge ATM. The oldest is almost 7! I haven't had anywhere permanent to plant them so we will hold on to them until we do.
post #44 of 72
I've got one in my parents outside freezer (shhh, don't tell them it's there, they would totally freak out! we lived there for awhile and I keep forgetting to get it back, lol). Mine is only 15 months old, lol.
post #45 of 72
I kept my placenta in the freezer in a popsicle box for 4 months until we buried it in the garden behind the house where my son was born at home. We would have to tell guests - don't eat the popsicles!
post #46 of 72
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Originally Posted by KiansMomma View Post
I've got one in my parents outside freezer (shhh, don't tell them it's there, they would totally freak out! we lived there for awhile and I keep forgetting to get it back, lol). Mine is only 15 months old, lol.
post #47 of 72
I had DD July 27th and it is still in there. I was wondering how long I could keep it before planting it. I see now that I can keep if for a long time!

I think I will wait until we have a home too. Thanks for the ideas.
post #48 of 72
Yep, 2 of 'em. 5 years and 2.5 years. They may get planted next fall (we're building a house where we expect to be for a long time) or the following spring depending on when we get around to it. Both kids are fascinated and looking forward to seeing their placentas. (hidden advantage to keeping them around for so long...)
post #49 of 72
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LOL, I have a story about this. Mine was in biodad's freezer for a while as well. I moved from the home I delivered in, and I can't remember why, I think the freezer was broken in my new cottage, anyway, he was being nice at the time (like for a day)so I put it in his freezer temporarily. I wanted to get it back when my freezer was available but he was being a UA violation and I couldn't get my placenta back. This became a symbolic mission for me: In freeing my placenta from his lair, I was also freeing myself from his icky grasp. So a friend and I drove over to his house, I climbed through the window, and liberated my placenta, hopped into the car and sped away, complete with high-fives. I call it "The Great Placenta Rescue". It's one of the highlights of my adult life.
I officially LOVE you.
post #50 of 72
Like a few others, I donated mine to the canine search and rescue organization in my area. I felt a little funny about contacting them to offer it, but they were *thrilled* to have it, said it was "better than Christmas." I was glad to be able to do something so useful with it and make someone's day, while clearing out my freezer space!
post #51 of 72
dd2's (3.5 years old now) is still in the freezer. she was born in January, so it wasn't like we were going to shovel out 3 feet of snow in the backyard then dig through the frozen dirt to bury it So, it has lain forgotten for the last 3 years. We'll have another one in there soon. We might be moving next year though, so some sort of decision will have to be made (if we move we won't be able to take it with us)... never heard of the search and rescue dogs needing it for training- that is good to know!
post #52 of 72
Yep. It's been sitting on the freezer shelf behind the compost bucket for ten months. I keep on meaning to plant it under a tree or something, but then we were thinking about moving, but now we're not, so .... I dunno. It takes up kind of a lot of space. We need to do something with that damn placenta.
post #53 of 72
I kept ds3's in the freezer for about 6 months.
I nearly lost him in the final weeks of pregnancy due to a tight true knot in his cord, and it took me a while before I was ready to look at it all again. I am so very blessed to have him in my life and I am very thankful that he survived.
When I finally thawed it out I looked it over carefully (did not really get an opportunity to do that in the hospital) and took lots of pictures, & made placental prints on watercolor paper. I cut off most of the cord shaped it into a heart (with the knot still in it) dried it, and framed it.
It will be a long time before we are in a forever type house so I bought a large pot and planted a rose bush over the placenta. It is growing great!
post #54 of 72
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Originally Posted by 2sweetboysmom View Post
I kept ds3's in the freezer for about 6 months.
I nearly lost him in the final weeks of pregnancy due to a tight true knot in his cord, and it took me a while before I was ready to look at it all again. I am so very blessed to have him in my life and I am very thankful that he survived.
When I finally thawed it out I looked it over carefully (did not really get an opportunity to do that in the hospital) and took lots of pictures, & made placental prints on watercolor paper. I cut off most of the cord shaped it into a heart (with the knot still in it) dried it, and framed it.
It will be a long time before we are in a forever type house so I bought a large pot and planted a rose bush over the placenta. It is growing great!
How cool! I would love to see pictures of your prints and/or framed cord!
post #55 of 72
My first 3 got donated to whatever it is they do with it for leukemia patients. My 4th has been in the freezer since May! We are going to be moving abroad so I am not sure what I want to do with it.
post #56 of 72
I have 2. DD1 the hospital tossed. DD2 I have moved to a new home with it in the freezer, and dd3...just went thru my freezer and sure enough it is still there. Since I am a renter I am not even sure I can plant it...but my brain is mush and I can't ever remember to toss it.
post #57 of 72
Mine's still in the freezer. oops. I'll read the thread for some cool ideas. I'm loathe to plant it bc we plan to move, but I know i can't take it with us
post #58 of 72
Yup. 2 of them!
post #59 of 72
Well, this thread got me thinking what to do with our new placenta (due any day!) This is not a permanent spot for us, so planting is out. Not quite up for eating it. But donating it would actually do some good. So today I called the canine search and rescue training place in San Antonio (I think the closest one - 2-3 hours away) and they said they'd come down here and get it! All I need to do is throw it in a freezer bag, freeze it, and call them. How easy is that!!

Now I only need to convince DH this is better than just tossing it! Haven't decided yet if telling him they use 'em to train the cadaver dogs would help or hurt my case.

Thanks for the idea, mamas!
post #60 of 72
Dd's placenta moved with us. We actually took it to my sister's house and kept it in the deep freeze there for a few months. Sister was not happy about it, but it was my deep freeze that they were using.... BIL wouldn't open the freezer until the placenta was gone.

My mom, dd and I planted the placenta at my parents house (where I grew up) underneath a holly bush. We chose holly b/c dd was born in December, holly berries are popular with the local birds, and holly sprigs always make me smile (they seem so festive!).
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