OK, here's the scenario again. I want to keep my placenta. My hospital is saying they won't give it to me when I leave. What are my legal rights? Last time I asked, everyone had an opinion about what I would DO with it (I.E. eating it, freezing it, burying, ect.) and how gross it was to keep it, as opposed to whether or not I CAN keep it. If someone knows anything about my LEGAL RIGHTS to keeping it, please answer.
The only article that I can find that might be even remotely helpful is a 2006 one that says it is now legal to keep your placenta in Hawaii
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=2841 Sorry, I couldn't find anything else.
Good Luck to you!!
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:53 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
I wish I knew the answer for you... regardless of what you want to do with it (though I think planting it with a tree is cool!) it is YOURS and you should be able to keep it! I bet there are some whacked out "laws/rules" that the hospital will make up about it being a "biohazard" or something stupid.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
I'm doing a google search... first listing is YOURS! LOL!! I'm still looking just because I think this is interesting!!
I will let you know if I find anything useful.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Gothiclovesick at 11:35 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:38 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by Gothiclovesick at 11:41 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:42 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
Answer by khedy at 11:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
From what I have found it looks like when you have a hospital birth it is entirely up to the hospital what happens with the placenta. You could ask what would happen if you chose to do a Lotus Birth(keeping baby attached to the placenta until the whole thing falls off) and just cutting the cord when you get home.
Answer by Philsgirl21 at 11:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2009
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