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I was looking on a site the other day (and now can't remember where!) and now I need to figure out where I saw this.....<br><br>
I saw a nice sized placenta bowl (stainless steel) that wasn't called a placenta bowl but mentioned that as its use in the description. It was pretty shallow and nice and wide.<br><br>
Anyone?
 

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was it a bedpan? or a solution bowl?<br><br>
I use a regular stainless bowl to carry all my stuff in at births (my doppler, gauze, gloves, instrument pack, flashlight) and then I use it to put the placenta in when it arrives (I dump all the remaining stuff out of it).
 

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Not even sure....I just saw it somewhere and THEY said it was the perfect dimensions for placenta catching. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Most places online are hard to get dimensions for stainless bowls....
 

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Could you almost go to like a kitchen store and find a shallow stainless steel mixing/salad bowl? I know I have seen those....
 

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what about, if the mom isn't in water, just catching the placenta in a chux pad and then moving it to a bowl? I know my preceptor used to use a bedpan to catch the placenta, but it involved putting the pan under the mom's bum. I usually just plop the placenta into my stainless bowl or on a chux pad.<br><br>
are you looking for something specifically to place under a woman for the birth of the placenta?
 

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yes- something to fit under the birth stool but something I could hold in front of her and kind of "scoop" the placenta if she's laying down.<br><br>
I don't know- maybe I didn't see this and just dreamed it up<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I buy them really cheaply from catering companies and kitchen suppliers. They're great for salad or placenta catching <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> And the woman gets to keep the bowl or mamas buy them from me for $10 a pop to take home with them. It supports our hb group. And there's nothing like serving a salad in a gorgeous stainless steel bowl and being able to tell someone it caught your placenta <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That's exactly what we did at my 2nd homebirth. Then my mw put in in a plastic bag-lined plastic bowl (my bowl).
 

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<a href="http://www.birthwares.com/catalog/item/1701150/1717337.htm#image_1" target="_blank">http://www.birthwares.com/catalog/it...37.htm#image_1</a><br><br>
I dont think this is the place you found, but she has 2 sizes, I see what you are talking about though, a salad or mixing bowl is round almost all the way down, these are a bit shallower and have a bigger flat bottom.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Can I use a glass bowl? My mw didn't say I needed to have anything specific - but with you all talking stainless steel, I'm starting to wonder if I need to get a specific bowl or if one of my glass mixing bowls would work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Thanks
 

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OK, I am not a midwife (maybe someday<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ) but here are my thoughts on the bowl. I think a glass bowl would be just fine if she wants do do Like Pam mentioned and catch it on a pad or something and plop<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> it in the bowl after.<br>
BUT the problem I see with a glass mixing bowl is that if for some reason you are in an odd postion or something at delivery it may be a bit hard on the midwife to have to hold up and position a glass bowl with one hand. if you have done much baking you can see that those bowls get heavy in one hand pretty fast. but who knows, maybe your midwife wouldnt be bothered by that, or doesnt actually use it to catch the placenta.<br>
Both stainless steel and plastic are very light weight. The benifit for a midwife to own the stainless steel is that I am sure it is very easily sterilized and will last forever most likely.<br><br>
Hope that helps awnser your question. You may just want to ask your own midwife next time you see her!
 

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Not a midwife or a doula or a CBE just a loudmouth who wanders in and out -- for MyLittleWonders --<br><br>
I used a big ol' plastic chips bowl that I got at WalMart for $0.97 since I knew that it would be getting disposed of -- no offense to anyone intended but there was no way we were eating out of the placenta bowl, even after sterilization LOL It floated nicely since I delivered the placenta in water.
 

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Thanks to you both! I think I'll look around Target to see what I can find before babe comes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I used a plastic salad bowl -- Target style, white... the cool thing was that the bowl floated on the water. After I gave birth to the baby and the placenta, I heldthe baby in the water and let the placenta float beside us in the bowl.<br><br>
Pretty cool, IMHO. Cooler even is that I did this with two babies!<br><br>
-- Caitlin
 

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Hooray for floating placentas!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ETA - Sevenkids reminded me , we also used grocery bags for dragging the placenta around since we didn't cut the cord for a long time.
 

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I don't have a specific bowl for placentas, I just use whatever the mama may have under her sink. Last birth I attended I used a colander lined with two plastic grocery bags. I've used pots, mixing bowls, salad bowls, or chux pads. Whatever is handy.
 
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