AIMS Guide to Giving Birth to Your Placenta
Principal Author - Emma Ashworth
The placenta is a truly remarkable organ. Not only does it make key hormones for many vital stages of your pregnancy, it is the source of the oxygen and nourishment that your baby needs to thrive in your womb.
Yet the birth of the placenta is often down-played or ignored. In fact, nowadays it is usually drug-induced, a ‘procedure’ at the end of birth.
The AIMS Guide to Giving Birth to Your Placenta explains how your body births the placenta and the role the key hormones play, and gives you ways to provide extra support to the process. It also explains the reasons for medical intervention, giving you the information you need to make decisions about how you want to birth your placenta.
The AIMS Guide to Giving Birth to Your Placenta covers the time from when your baby is born until the birth of your placenta. It also explains the purpose of what is known as ‘The Golden Hour’.
This book accompanies The AIMS Guide to Giving Birth to Your Baby and is a valuable resource for anyone who is soon to give birth, and to birth workers and anyone supporting parents through pregnancy and birth.
In addition to this book, AIMS has a website with further information and a helpline if you want to speak to someone.