Your Placenta Rights

After giving birth, hospitals typically incinerate your placenta, unless it appears to have suffered damage during pregnancy. If there is anything abnormal, the hospital will keep it for testing to determine if baby is at risk for any development delays.

Understanding Your Rights

If your placenta is healthy and you want to take ownership, be sure to understand your rights. What happens to your placenta is governed by state law, and varies according to where you give birth. Even when permitted by state law, some hospitals are resistant to turning over your placenta. To help ensure the hospital respects your request, we have drafted letters that you can use to assert your rights. Just print them out and bring them with you in case you encounter any issues.

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Placenta Laws By State

Click your state on the list below to download statements that affirm your rights to your placenta.

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