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View Poll Results: How would you present an umbilical cord keepsake?
In a plastic ziplock bag (not a kitchen one, but a collector one) 0 0%
On archival paper with a mat 0 0%
In a tulle bag 1 33.33%
In a homemade drawstring bag 0 0%
Other (reply in comments) 2 66.67%
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#1 of 6 Old 07-13-2012, 06:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,

 

I am in the process of encapsulating my first placenta. I made an umbilical cord keepsake. I'm a bit perplexed as to how to present it.  

I have a few ideas and made a poll. Feel free to add other ideas! I searched and didn't find anything. 

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Im not a doula, but my friend presented Charlie's umbilical cord to me in a little white box with a piece of cotton in it. When I opened the top, I instantly knew what it was, even though I wasnt expecting it at all. It was beautiful.

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Im not a doula, but my friend presented Charlie's umbilical cord to me in a little white box with a piece of cotton in it. When I opened the top, I instantly knew what it was, even though I wasnt expecting it at all. It was beautiful.

What a sweet idea! And that would be so easy to do. Thank you so much for your suggestion! 

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Im not a doula, but my friend presented Charlie's umbilical cord to me in a little white box with a piece of cotton in it. When I opened the top, I instantly knew what it was, even though I wasnt expecting it at all. It was beautiful.

 

This is what I do for most of them. Sometimes I just Ziploc it though if I know they have a shadow box or something for it ready to go.


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I don't encapsulate placentas (yet! But I would love to add it to my services) but I would love to do something like this for my clients! But I'm not sure how I would go about getting the cord if they weren't keeping the placenta (hospital birth)?

 

The person I do know that encapsulates placentas makes the umbilical cord into a heart and then gives it to the mommy in a little velvet bag. So beautiful!


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Thanks for all of your suggestions! I ended up grabbing an adorable box from Michaels ($.99) with cotton batting. 

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