Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems

Bill Lets Women Take Placenta Home with Baby

The Lund Report
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer has sponsored HB 2612, which would let mothers legally remove a placenta from the hospital for cultural purposes.

 

May 1, 2013 — The placenta is what separates us from the marsupials. The organ connects a fetus to a mother’s uterine wall and allows for the exchange of nutrients and waste for the developing baby.

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