I didn't get a chance to write the next few parts of Eva's birth story over the course of the weekend but I wanted to give you something, so I thought I'd write this little post about a home birth funny.
Over the course of my pregnancy, I was surprised that when I told people about our plans for home birth, one of the things that they asked about most was the placenta. This was surprising to me that this aspect of birth was one that people were most interested in in terms of how it would go down at home.
Most commonly, the question was/is, "So, what do you do with the placenta?"
The answer is this: you bury it. Well, at least that's one option. When she was born we were informed that it is now allowed to put it in the garbage, but burying it is the recommended option.
And, because our number one priority following her birth was not having the Dude go out and a dig a 6 foot hole to bury it, the midwives just told us to pop it in the freezer and bury it later.
The idea of having a placenta in our freezer is one that many of our friends found rather amusing as we prepared for our home birth. Some people informed us that they would be scared to go get ice cream or something, in case they grabbed the wrong container.
So, we found it highly amusing when BFF's mom and sister delivered this lasagna to us the other night:
I'm sure any guests visiting us will be glad for this clarfiication :)