Is it weird that I want to plant my placenta? Some people might think so, but to me, it feels too sacred to not do something with. Plus a lot of cultures believe in the ceremony of committing the placenta to the earth.
The only problem is that I live in NYC and rent and don't have a yard.
Do I plant it in my parents' yard who live in the suburbs? Will they think I'm nuts?
Maybe. But not any more nuts than me in high school wearing all black and burning special love candles and incense on the lace covered altar in my room all night.
Don't make fun; that was a long time ago. But back to the placenta...
Discovery's Planet Green has great tips for planting a placenta tree. I looked into those and added some of my own.
- Alert the hospital, birthing center, or your midwife that you want to keep the placenta in advance. More than likely you will