Placenta 'Teddy Bears' Are A Thing & We Don't Know How To Feel


Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

8 June 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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In the latest segment of ‘seriously bizarre new trends we don’t know how to feel about’:

Some women are turning their placenta into bears after giving birth to their child, as a sentimental keepsake. 

Many mothers view their placenta, the organ which provides unborn children with nourishment while in their mum’s womb - as something powerful, rather than a waste product. 

This has now led to the creation of Placenta Teddy Bears… 

According to Inhabitots, the teddy bear is, "A crafty alternative for those who don’t necessarily want to eat their placenta, but want to pay their respects to the life sustaining organ.”

To make the placenta into this teddy, it’s cut in two, cured by rubbing sea salt into it, dried out, treated with a mix of tannin and egg yolk to make it pliable, then someone sews it up into the shape of a teddy bear. 

It’s then stored in an airtight glass container. 

We’re sure everyone is having VERY mixed reactions to this, so let us know your view on Placenta Bears in the Facebook comments!


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