Oregon House Bill 2612 passed 56-0 last April, changing the law regarding placenta release from medical facilities. The bill, which goes into effect Wednesday, gives all Oregon mothers access to their placentas after birth so they may take them home.
“Rep. Alissia Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, was the primary sponsor of the bill, approved overwhelmingly by the 2013 Legislature. She noted that several cultures believe the placenta contains a spirit that will watch over the baby.
Whatever the reason a mom may want her placenta, we are thrilled that woman in the state of Oregon will be able to utilize and honor their placentas however they see fit.