Another way you can plan for a keepsake is to prepare the placenta for burial with a tree to symbolize the tree of life. The idea is to allow the placenta to nourish the plant as it did your baby for one last time. There isn't a specific tree you must use, some say apple trees for girls and pear trees for boys. Some people choose birch trees because they are big and strong. While others use rose bushes.
Would you prefer placenta keepsakes or burial ceremony?
Interested or have questions about placenta encapsulation?
- Placenta: The Gift of Life, Cornelia Enning
- Placenta the Forgotten Chakra, Robin Lim
- Honoring the placenta, Dawn Frances-Pester http://mothering.com/print/2421