Placental birth resources

This page links to all of the placental birth resources on this site.

So that’s posts about the birth of the placenta, the management (or not) of the third stage of labour, lots on cord clamping, and some other ideas relating to placentas.

I became interested in this area early on in my midwifery career, and I first wrote about this topic twenty years ago (in the ‘Further thoughts on the third stage’ article, which is linked below).

My interest continued as part of my work on Anti-D, and I went on to co-author two editions of Birthing Your Placenta with Nadine Edwards, which you can also see below.

Read on for all the placental birth resources on my website…

And here’s what I have on the consumption of placentas, as it’s something we get asked about now and again…

How you can find out more

I remain really interested in this topic. Our book is one of the key information sources in this area. I also share placenta and third-stage related research in our free newsletter list.


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