Placenta Options

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Understanding how the Welcoming can quickly move into the Farewell, it is important to know as many of the Farewell options as possible, and as soon as possible, so that whenever appropriate and necessary, your time of Welcoming will reflect what you anticipate to happen next.

Related: During Birth SBD Resources

One such example is information regarding the placenta – because you can incorporate the placenta into the Farewell.


Here are a few placenta options:

  • artwork – you or your stillbirthday doula can make placenta prints during the Welcoming, which can be a beautiful and unique keepsake.
  •  jewelry – please see Beyond the Willow Tree for more
  • planting or burying – whether you resonate more with the idea of planting or of burying your baby’s placenta, this can be such a meaningful and precious act of Farewell.


Your SBD doula can share with you more about any of these options.  Having a Hospital Liability Release form can also help.


We absolutely love partnering with organizations who serve with integrity and who bring creativity, resourcefulness and skill into such precious moments.  Beyond the Willow Tree is a trusted organization who creates keepsakes from breastmilk, umbilical cord, placenta, and/or a tiny snip of baby’s hair.

umbilical cord necklace


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