What’s next for Placenta Week? Lotus birth, or leaving the umbilical cord in tact until it naturally falls off days after birth. This made the news recently, with many, many people fascinated by this rare practice. I wanted to get to the bottom of the medicine behind not cutting the cord, so I paged the amazing doctors at Village Obstetrics and asked them to weigh in.… Read the rest
Yesterday we kicked off Placenta Week with a thought-provoking piece on placenta encapsulation from the Northeast Doulas. Today we hear from Dr. Amos Grunebaum of www.BabyMed.com on the other side of the debate.
Why I Don’t Believe Women Should Eat The Placenta
The placenta is a fetal organ consisting of an umbilical cord, membranes (specifically, chorion and amnion), and placental body.… Read the rest
We’re kicking off Placenta Week here with this thought-provoking piece on placenta encapsulation from my friends at Northeast Doulas – specifically, Randy the “Rock n’ Roll Doula”. I must say, I was decidedly skeptical about placenta encapsulation, but when I met with Randy and her lovely business partner Debbie, they were quite convincing. … Read the rest