Birth Doulas in the past have had the problem of helping our clients take their placenta home for placenta encapsulation. 2015 legislative session passed HB 1670 making the placenta able to go home with the birthing mother from the hospital. This bill takes full affect in January 2016. This is totally exciting among birthing mothers and birthing professionals!!! There are great benefits for mom and baby with the encapsulation of the placenta: aids in balancing mom’s hormones, helps with postpartum baby blues, helps with milk production, has a great deal of nutrients, and more. As a birth Doula it was always hard to get a placenta out of the hospital if the mom wanted it. Getting this bill passed in the state of Texas will help all the Doulas help their birthing clients get what they want. A happy, healthier postpartum period.
Krisha Crosley CD(DONA), BBCD
Serenity Life Doula