• Petitioned Texas Hospitals and Texas Department of Health

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Texas House of Representatives
Texas Hospitals and Texas Department of Health
Texas Governor
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
State Rep. Joe Straus

Allow free release of placentas to mothers

    1. Lindsey Snopek
    2. Petition by

      Lindsey Snopek

      Flower Mound, TX

The placenta can be a useful tool in helping with postpartum recovery. Placenta encapsulaton and other forms of using the placenta as a healing aid is growing in popularity as mothers are becoming more informed on its benefits. Also, many families wish to bury or use the placenta in other rituals to honor the birth of their child. It is currently deemed as medical waste and is held in a lab for inspection, then incinerated. Why would an organ that allowed your baby to survive for 9 months be considered waste? It is a mother's right to have her placenta released to her without hassle of court orders, extra costs, and pathology testing.  For more information on the benefits of the placenta you can visit www.placentabenefits.info and http://www.placentanetwork.com/. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jenee Ohrvall FORT WORTH, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Midwife who believes in placental benefits and parents rights

    • Jennifer Etley ARLINGTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I experienced quick recovery, great mood and overall felt amazing after unwanted c-section, no depression and on "rough" days- placenta pills strengthened overall feelings. Please give women the right to to take the organs that belong to them

    • Abbey Robinson NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      It should be a mother's right to decide what to do with her own placenta.

    • Joanna Irizarry COPPELL, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I suffered from post partum depression after my daughters birth. Next time I want to have my placenta freeze dried and encapsulated so I can ingest it. Also, it's my body and I should be able to do with it as I pleasr

    • Jonathon Harrison FRISCO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      What is the reason mothers and babies can not take and use the placenta wisely? Every other animal uses the placenta. What does the hospital do with the placenta?


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