Do you love photos of placentas? I certainly do! Monet Moutrie, a birth photographer in Colorado, published a series of 12 placenta photos on the Huffington Post blog. These are The Placenta Blog’s Favorite Five: Gorgeous!
The prestigious 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to Tu Youyou of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for her discovery of “a novel therapy against malaria.” This award is particularly special – Tu is the 12th woman to receive it, the first Chinese scientist, and only the third Chinese citizen to win […]
You have probably seen the latest mother-shaming campaign sponsored by, big surprise, Nestle. In case you don’t know, Nestle makes synthetic infant formula, and has gotten into trouble from the World Health Organization for its aggressive marketing tactics against breastfeeding. The latest ad campaign put out by the Brazilian Paediatric Society of Rio Grande […]
Mothers Have the Right to Save Their Placenta Key Highlights: -HB 1670 will allow women to keep their placenta from ANY Texas hospital or birthing center -No court order, or special release will be required -The new law will go into effect January 1, 2016, to allow hospitals time to revise their protocol -For placenta […]
By now you’ve seen the announcement – something like “New research shows no benefits to eating placenta”. The Today Show posted the press release, and even the IFL Science Facebook page got in on the placenta bashing fun. NPR interviewed Dr. Daniel Benyshek and myself to get our perspectives on it at least. […]
The Scientific American is getting into the latest research on our amazing and beloved placentas! In a recent article, Fetal Armor: How the Placenta Shapes Brain Development, they highlight the fact that the placenta has been vastly under-appreciated and is much more than just a source of nourishment, but also protects the baby and […]