~ Provide your blood work with HIV and Hepatitis B status to BalancedBirthServices@gmail.com. These tests are typically performed in the panel done in early pregnancy.
~ Discuss your intentions to keep your placenta with your care provider and birth place.
~ Please research delayed cord clamping and discuss your decision with your care provider.
~ If possible, call (7am-10pm) or text (anytime) 720-336-WOMB when birth begins to let us know your placenta will be here soon.
~ Call (7am-10pm) or text (anytime) after birth. We will pick up your placenta during more "normal" daytime hours. If you do not get a response to a text within an hour of normal business hours, please call. Occasionally, text messages do not create a notification and we have every intention of communicating.
~ Keep your placenta cool and clean until we arrive. Please bring a cooler; you can use the hospital's ice to avoid having to worry about your ice packs being cold when they are needed.
~ Do not allow your placenta to be sent to the pathology department.