I’ve been reading some of the posts on the blog: Navelgazing Midwife. Here she talks about the importance of the placenta. She insists that the placenta tells tales on you, you cannot lie to the placenta. The placenta can tell you about the baby’s situation in utero. Was mom’s nutrition good? Did mom smoke or take unnecessary drugs? Was the baby’s growth restricted? After your baby is born, look at your placenta and take pictures of it. Please give it the respect it deserves. It was your baby’s first residence, after all.