The Placenta


I was looking through some birth images this evening and realized I’ve never shared a placenta image. I make it a point at every birth to get at least one amazing placenta shot but was hesitant to share because, well, placentas can be a lot to take in. Even so, here are some placenta images I’ve had the pleasure of photographing along with a few interesting facts about this remarkable organ. And just as every birth is different so is every placenta. Be sure to check out the resources below for more complete information.

Fact 1: The placenta acts as a gland
Fact 2: The placenta contains DNA from both the sperm & egg
Fact 3: The placenta develops and functions without being connected to your brain
Fact 4: The placenta can become a supplement & ingested raw or via encapsulation, tincture or powder