Mom Fights to Bring Placenta Home

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Jordan Thiering is due to have her first baby boy, named Roman, any day now, and during a recent doctor's visit, she was shocked to find out she couldn't keep what she calls her baby's lifeline: the placenta.

"If I can bring my baby home I should have every right to bring my placenta home with me," she says.

The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother.

Thiering plans to eat it too because she says it's very nutritious. She says hopefully it will give her more energy, iron and help remove the baby blues after giving birth.

She says the Department of Health's Rules and Regulations requires expectant mothers to go through some legal steps before packing it up and leaving the hospital.

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