Eli's placenta was small, stiff, gray and obviously infected. I know that it went to the pathology lab for testing; it was probably burned with other biohazardous materials afterwards. From the way my sister described it, I'm glad that I hadn't had my heart set on taking it home because I would have been heartbroken.
Before I had children, I wanted to keep the placenta and bury it under a tree. The thing is, we don't own a house so I'd feel wrong about burying it in our backyard. Coupled with our lack of a freezer, I think we'll just let the hospital dispose of it.
Rynna, Mama to Bean (8), Boobah (6), Bella (4) and Bear (2)