Move over, placenta eaters and step aside vaginal seeders! There’s another trend taking new mothers by storm.
Placenta Art has increased in popularity in recent months, with many new mothers creating lasting works of art from the life-giving vein that once connected their adorable little bundle to their womb. There are even companies that charge a fee for this fascinating new service.
In case you’re of the crafty and pregnant variety, here’s a brief instructional:
When the umbilical cord is still fresh, fashion it into your desired shape. Note: Nothing says ‘love’ like freshly snipped umbilical cord!
Bake it on a low temperature in the oven (maybe not on the same tray as Friday night’s chicken nuggets).
Voila! You have a unique keepsake to snap and share across social media.
There are many ways to personalise your new masterpiece
You can mount it and frame it for pride of place in your home.
Or you could even fashion it into a dream catcher.
Yes the ring of this dream catcher is an umbilical card. I have Kashes cord in the freezer: I was going to dry it out in a heart shape, but this is way cooler. #placenta #umbilicalcord #placentaencapsulation #baby #babykash #dreamcatcher #beautiful #love #umbilicalcorddreamcatcher
Consider another popular design. The traditional love heart comes in a close second to ‘love’ and looks stunning in a pretty organza bag.
You could always pair it with your favourite placenta print.
But there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple with this effortless circle of life.
Not one for the mantelpiece
I’m a firm believer in the ‘each to their own’ philosophy, and love to hear about new and creative ways to express your appreciation for all that the body can accomplish … but please, if you consider yourself an umbilical artist, consider displaying it somewhere that a visitor like myself is unlikely to encounter it.