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After giving birth did you see your placenta?

After giving birth did they show you your placenta?
What was your opinion about it?
(eww gross, awesome, amazing)
Did you feel any connection to your placenta? or anything like that?


Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 8:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (25)
  • I asked to look at it, and they acted disgusted! (Why in the world would you want to see this?) So I got to see it for a couple seconds before they, I don't know, threw it away? I knew what a healthy placenta was supposed to look like, and mine was great! Right color, right size, although a little dark. I did feel connected to it! It's the only disposable (well, meant to be disposed of) organ in the human body! How isn't that amazing?

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 9:08 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • no, no, and no

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:43 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • I don't think I saw it! I was in very long labors and beyond exhausted! DH saw it and said it looked like when he gutted a deer after hunting!! How it sounded when it hit the pan was Gross and a strange never forgetting splat!! But with my DD after she had her son. Hers wouldn't Detach. Her OB kept going in over & over with forceps and pulled and tore her! She was in SO much pain. So if it comes out well you're Lucky! Then she needed surgery!!

    Answer by Angellinda at 8:47 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • nope

    Answer by elwalters77 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Nada to all.

    Answer by QandA at 8:44 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:44 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • With babies 1, 2 & 3, I saw it because I asked to see it. It was gross, but so interesting. Baby #4 was an emerg c-sect & I was put out for it.

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 8:47 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • I didn't see it but I was curious.

    Answer by rena_goldmoon at 8:47 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • No I never seen my placenta and I never felt the contractions for it either. I was to busy staring at my sons and yelling at my husband and a nurse who got in way of my view. I just wanted to hold my baby.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 8:59 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • My hubby recorded it on the video so I could see it LOL I wanted to know what it looked like. No thoughts really, just Oh okay so that's a placenta

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:24 PM on Aug. 7, 2010