Bethy (real_bethy) wrote in placenta_love,
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Assisting With The Birth Of A Placenta

I was at a birth the other week (as a labour doula) and the midwife let me help her deliver the placenta! It was so cool! I put my hands between hers on the umbilical cord while she applied gentle traction and then I held the bowl in one hand when the placenta came out. After, I got to hold the placenta while the midwife gave the mother the "tour" of everything - the tree of life, the amniotic sac, etc.

I was really grateful that the mama was comfortable with me having this amazing opportunity and I was tickled pink that the midwife allowed me the chance to celebrate my love of placenta. :)
Tags: midwifery, placental delivery
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