Given its vital role, shockingly little is known about the placenta -


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Placenta Poem

At the beginning of your world, I was part of you.
Made of the same luminous fabric, flesh of your flesh, of our father and mother’s being.
As we grew, we were separated but united. I fed you, breathed for you,
became a pathway for the flushing currents of our mother’s blood.
As you slept, I was your cradle and your guard; when you awoke I was your companion.
Together for that last day I leashed you the very limits of our linking line before
releasing you to the touch of others – lovers, yes – but surely none will hold
you as nearly, as sweetly or as softly as I did.
As our connection was severed you wept for me once, then were gone.

Carry me…

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 Placenta Poem

At the beginning of your world, I was part of you. Made of the same luminous fabric, flesh of your flesh, of our father and mother’s being.

Placenta Donation

The gift of life could be the gift of healing. Don’t let your placenta go to waste.

International Federation of Placenta Associations

IFPA is currently a Federation of four placental research organisations from different regions around the world.

International Placenta Stem Cell Society

The International Placenta Stem Cell Society is an independent and non-profit organization which promotes advances in placenta-derived stem cell research and development, with the final aim of applying these cells for cell therapy.


Placenta publishes high-quality original articles and invited topical reviews on all aspects of human and animal placentation, and the interactions between the mother, the placenta and fetal development. Topics covered include evolution, development, genetics and epigenetics, stem cells, metabolism, transport, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, cell and molecular biology, and developmental programming.

Placenta Benefits

PBi is on a mission to educate women about the benefits of using placenta for their postpartum recovery.

Placenta Course

PBi is the original, largest and most recognized placenta encapsulation organization in the world. By joining PBi, you will associate yourself with other Placenta Encapsulation Specialists (PES) who hold a high standard of practice and ethics.


The placenta provides for exchange of nutrients, oxygen and waste products between the mother and fetus, as well as being an endocrine organ for the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters and a barrier to toxins and infection. It is derived from both maternal and fetal tissue, with approximately one fifth derived from fetal tissue at term.

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