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  1. Baby
    The placenta is pure magic to me. It was created for the sole purpose of bringing my children to life and then "died," a beautiful sacrifice, as they each took their first breath in this world. I thought I would start with a little anatomy lesson, after all, it's how the magic happens! During...
  2. Green Goods
    Plenty of women preserve and eat their placenta after birth, but is it safe? The largest study to date on the topic says yes! Call it a fad, trendy, or something crunchy-moms do, but an increasingly large number of women are choosing to consume their placenta after birth. Citing improved mood...
  3. Green Goods
    New cutting-edge technology allows scientists to recreate human organs on microchips. In an effort to understand the effects of malaria on unborn babies, researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed an artificial maternal-fetal interface called "Placenta-On-a-Chip." If successful...
  4. Baby
    The en vogue practice of placenta encapsulation has recently come under fire after a newborn allegedly fell ill as a result of placenta pills ingested by the infant's mother. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an Oregon newborn began experiencing...
  5. Birth and Beyond
    My wife got a call from her Doctor today stating that she needs to come in and get additional testing because something came up positive in her Placenta Pathology after a successful healthy full term baby. She did not state what and when we called she had already left the office for the...
  6. Baby
    For many moms, delivering the placenta is the last part of the birthing process, often occurring after the cutting of the umbilical cord. However, some parents are forgoing the cutting of the cord altogether and opting to keep the placenta attached to baby- often for several days - in what is...
  7. Homebirth
    Dear Expectant Mothers, My name is Marla and I am an Associate Producer for Broadly, Vice's women's-interest channel. I'm developing an episode about placenta for a series that focuses on reproductive health and am looking for mothers who are interested in participating. Ideally, we would...
  8. Pregnancy and Birth Loss
    Dear Ladies, I am currently experiencing miscarriage at 11weeks but baby stopped developing at 9weeks. It started of with bleeding witch became severe. I went to the Maternity emergency and the doctor told me abt the miscarriage but sent me home saying he'll empty the uterus after 3 days(I don't...
  9. Birth and Beyond
    So I had a scan at 13 weeks that showed an accessory placental lobe with a 'prominent' vessel. Went for anatomy scan at 18 weeks, and they noted the lobe was there, but no other info regarding vessel. So we opted to have another scan done at 34 weeks. This last scan came back saying the 'lobe'...
  10. Birth Professionals
    I am interested in shadowing someone who is versed in placenta encapsulation to learn first hand, watch and see the preparation in person and learn all I can through hands on teaching. Someone in Massachusetts is preferable, but anywhere in New England would be considered!
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