We were formed. We were made. We developed. We were delivered. We were born. But how did that happen? How did a human live inside another human being for nine months? How can some animals carry their babies for longer? It all comes back to the presence of one thing. One miraculous creation. One that we do not think about until it is already there.
The placenta keeps fetuses alive. I believe that this is a miracle within itself. A human mother develops this life source for her child before it is even born. The mother is already providing for that baby before it even begins to develop. Everything the fetus needs at that point is created within the mother’s body. This absolutely blows my mind.
The placenta is created to help the baby survive for nine months inside the mother’s womb, but then it is just thrown out after delivery? That was the child’s life source. I know there is research continuing about the placenta, but how long will it take until we know what we really need to about it? What should we do with them in the meantime? Should we donate them to science? Should we fry them up and eat them? Should we consume them raw? Should we freeze them for later? Should we grind them up and put them into pill capsules? I know many cultures believe differently and even have their own cultures regarding the placenta. The Balinese believe that the placenta is sacred and is the infant’s guardian angel. The parents ritually bury the organ in a special cemetery. What is the right answer? I have no idea, but I’m excited to see what we find out.