The APPA training course requires the student to select and read 2 books from a list of three. Re-purpose Your Placenta, an excellent choice, is among those three.
Birth is one of the most important events of our lives. A baby’s arrival is seen as the completion of pregnancy. However, no birth is complete until the placenta is born also. Sadly, in much of the Western world, the placenta is regarded as medical waste and discarded. Did you know that at the time of birth, the placenta is still very much alive? Do you know the placenta can provide value for both the mother and baby long after the birth? Do you know what your placenta can do for you? Utilizing the placenta after the birth might be an unusual idea for some, even down-right shocking for others. Nonetheless, the placenta is an integral part of every birth and its disposition is rapidly becoming an important part of every expectant mother’s birth plans. Ruth Goldberg provides both the traditional and scientific foundations for extracting all the goodness from the placenta. Each of the following options is explored in detail; delayed cord clamping, cord blood collection, cord burning, lotus birth, encapsulation and ritual burial. Each chapter contains resource materials for each option. A wealth of both Sacred and scientific knowledge is contained within these pages and should be on every expectant mother’s wish list and in every birth professional’s library.