Pandemic or not, your placenta belongs to you not your birth facility. It is your birth right to take your placenta home. I will fight for your placenta if need be. Fortunately, the birth facilities in Modesto area have cooperated with me, my clients/their patients and I haven’t had to turn anyone down during this time.
Keep in mind the $50 deposit is non-refundable.
Studies show "All neonatal specimens tested, including in some cases placentas, were negative by rt-PCR for SARS-CoV-2. At this point in the global pandemic of COVID-19 infection there is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 undergoes intrauterine or transplacental transmission from infected pregnant women to their fetuses.
Yes, Most definitely! Let your medical provider know and birth team at the time of triage, that you will be taking your placenta home. You will most likely be asked to sign a waiver form, that’s ok to do so. If in the event your placenta goes through pathology testing, let your birth team know not to use any chemicals on your placenta or it won’t be safe to consume.
Just like medication, some may experience side-effects with placenta encapsulation. Although placenta encapsulation is not FDA approved, many decide to go through with consuming their placenta because of the many reported benefits from real moms who have tried it themselves!
All of these physical and emotional benefits can lead to improved bonding with your baby. Think of placenta encapsulation as a great insurance policy for the happiest possible fourth trimester!