The Heart Shaped Placenta

The Heart Shaped Placenta

Placentas are on my mind. Why you ask? Well, this will explain it and this will show you how rad placentas are. I agree that placentas can be a little ‘gross’ to look at if you can’t handle looking at blood or any other human organ. That’s what it is…a life sustaining organ that is essential to our development and survival!

Then Rachel sent me an email with this, “Its the coolest placenta I’ve ever seen. It was perfectly heart shaped. She was over 2 weeks late with her 6th child and her placenta still looked perfect and healthy!”

If this doesn’t capture the pure beauty of what the placenta stands for, nothing will.

New! I was recently sent  in a few more pictures a rare, heart shaped placenta!

This one belongs to Cassia…

10 thoughts on “The Heart Shaped Placenta

  1. I was over two weeks late with my 6th child. The midwives were amazed at how huge my placenta was and how very healthy it looked. I suppose, when growing a 10 lb 6 oz baby, one needs a nice fat healthy placenta. I wish someone had taken a picture of mine. Crazy, but true. It was remarkable. 🙂

  2. My baby was born 5 weeks ago in a home birth and we had a heart shaped placenta. I think they look gross but I think the function of placentas are so great and important for life, that it really doesnt matter their look. My family burried it in our backyard, we felt throwing it away in the trash can was not right.

  3. I had a heart shaped placenta and my cord was attached only by membrane and I can’t recall what they called this. There is a name for it? Hmm. Anyway, I had a very traumatic home birth transfer (not related to the placenta) but clearly i never had the ability to research this until now, much more spiritually healthy – less heart broken state.

  4. I found out I was pregnant last December with our second child. I was told that I should end the pregnancy as there was only a 10% chance I would carry the baby full term. On August 6, 2012 I had a csection, our little girl was born and my placenta was heart shaped. My doctor thinks she is a out right miracle!

  5. I just have birth to my first baby, a girl, and my husband and midwife said I had a perfectly heart-shaped placenta. He didn’t take a picture in time and I didn’t get to see it. It’s amazing to see pictures of others though. 💛

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