Talked to L&D

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Talked to L&D
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 4:29pm

at the Naval Hospital here and just got cleared to take my placenta.. Also talked the girl encapsulating it and I'm pretty stoked.. Although the L&D nurse was a little thrown off, lol.

 BabyFetus Ticker
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Wed, 05-04-2011 - 8:40pm

Very curious but what does this mean? Are you taking it home with you? If so may I ask what your plans are for it? Thanks for sharing! (btw I'm from the 12/11 board and linger here sometimes bc I'm due early 12) -Jill

Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 8:46am
That's great that they are willing to let you take it! Will you plant it with a tree, or what will you do? :)
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 10:29am
It sounds like she's going to have it turned into pills to take after birth. I have heard of people burying them with trees as well. I'm impressed that she got the Naval Hospital to agree. That's an impressive feat in my eyes!

Tessa
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 10:30am
LOL I bet she was thrown off a bit! Glad you have this cleared up already. Always have to start early with the government!

Tessa
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 12:08pm
Yep, I'm having it encapsulated.. I have a lady that will come pick it up from the hospital and do it right away.. I was sure they would give me a hard time but they said they have to allow it for religious reasons.. Found out they will allow delayed cord clamping as well so it was a pretty good phone call amazingly.
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Thu, 05-05-2011 - 12:54pm

Don't know if this explains it better.. This is from the lady doing mine.

 BabyFetus Ticker
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Fri, 05-06-2011 - 10:25am
that is crazy! i have never heard of this, really interesting, i was wondering in the beginning why someone would want to keep their placenta loL
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