Friday, July 20, 2007


Mum gets her placenta back

‘A mother who planned to eat her placenta will have it returned to her by a hospital following a court order.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Centre had refused to give Ms Swanson her placenta following the caesarian birth of her daughter because it was classified as contaminated biohazardous waste, Associated Press reported.

Ms Swanson initially wanted to have her placenta dried, ground into a power and packed into capsules she believes the theory that placental hormones can help control postnatal depression.

Instead of eating it, she now plans to store and eventually bury it.

“I hope this brings about a better awareness about the benefits of placenta,” Ms Swanon said. ‘

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