One reason, I wanted a home birth was because I wanted my son to have delayed cord clamping. I’m a firm believer in delayed cord clamping because I think babies are naturally meant to get all of that blood and goodness in them at the time of birth. Some people cut quickly and pay lots of money to save it in a blood bank for the future in case their child needs stem cells but why not let them have their stem cells now? … Any who, once it was time my husband cut the cord and my midwife wrapped it up and asked me what I wanted to do with my placenta. I chose to encapsulate it.
My midwife sent it off to get it done along with a special memorabilia piece. After a week or so I received my capsules along with my babies umbilical cord designed and dehydrated into a beautiful heart. Forget saving that little gross piece that falls off! This is the real deal! I was so happy I decided to get it done. It is kind of gross but so fascinating and beautiful.
Once she explained the benefits and instructions for taking the capsules I had a moment of doubt. I wasn’t sure I wanted all those hormones reintroduced into my body. So in all honesty, the capsules are still sitting in my cabinet seven months later in their pretty little bottle and in there they’ll stay. I’d be lying to you if I told you I drank more than 5 capsules. I payed $125 for the capsules and the dehydrated umbilical cord and although I didn’t drink it, it was worth it! Seeing the umbilical cord like that was SO AWESOME. I love it! What an awesome work of art and memory for my son.
I only knew about keepsakes people made with their placenta, I had no idea you can make something from the umbilical cord. This by far, has been the coolest idea I’ve seen! So here’s an idea to all the mommies-to-be …