Placental birth resources

This page links to all of the placenta 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 and 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. My interest continued as part of my work on anti-D, and I went on to co-author Birthing Your Placenta with Nadine Edwards.

 

Birthing Your Placenta

The articles related to placental birth and the third stage of labour that are freely available on this site include:

 

I have also published a number of blog posts on this and related topics. Some of these directly discuss articles linked to above, but I have still included them because they may also contain extra information…

A revelation that every birth worker needs to know about gravity and placental transfusion

The most interesting placenta I’ve seen all year…

Precious blood…

Honouring placenta wisdom…

Cord clamping, blood banking…

The theoretical risk of water embolism

We need a better way of defining postpartum haemorrhage…

Can I have a natural placental birth after induction?

 

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

Pondering placentophagy – part 1

Pondering placentophagy – part 2

More on consuming placenta…

How you can find out more

I remain really interested in this topic. Our book is one of the key sources in this area. I often share placenta and third-stage related research in our free newsletter list, and it’s a topic we frequently discuss in our online courses.

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