Would You Have Your Placenta Made Into Artwork To Hang On Your Wall?

19 May 2016
Placenta Art, Anyone?

The whole what-to-do-with-your-placenta thing is a well-worn debate that I have no intention of stirring up - I'm firmly in the no-thank-you-I'd-rather-have-some-tea-and-toast camp when it comes to the possibility of having my placenta made into capsules to eat -but the concept of having it made into art is a completely new one on me.

And yes, I'm going to admit that I think it's weirdly beautiful.

Metro reports:

First-time mum Michelle Amaya-Schmidt chose to decorate her son's nursery with prints of her afterbirth. She created the artworks with the help of her doula, Alyssa Hope, who placed the still-wet placenta onto crisp white paper, let it sit for a few moments, then lifted it off to reveal an abstract, artfully smeared imprint. Michelle was able to take home five prints to hang around the house.

So what do you think? Is this something you'd ever consider doing with your placenta? We'd love to hear your thoughts - leave us a comment below or join the debate over on our Facebook page.

Image: PA Real Life / Michelle Amaya-Schmidt

TOPICS:   Parenting Tips


  • Penny B.

    Is this for Damian Hurst's kid? :joy:

  • Chantelle R.

    Ewwww no :mask::joy:

  • Stephanie E.

    Amazing :blush: I'd love this

  • Hazel W.

    Rather donate it to save lives!

    • Becky C.

      Yes! This needs to be made more aware of! I only found out with my 3rd after I had her but unfortunately couldn't donate. You have to register before labour. Definitely agree!

  • Alex W.


  • Lindsey W.

    Gross not for me :mask:

  • Holly F.


  • Jo H.

    Oh good god no'

  • Vikkie E.

    Wow. That looks like some creepy ass shrine

  • Jessica W.

    Why!? :scream:

  • Natalie B.

    another stupid thing to do with placenta

    • Kim P.

      What is wrong with people?!!

  • Kay S.

    Deffo not for me, I didn't even look at mine - never mind putting it on my wall :s

    • Rebecca C.

      Never looked at any of mine either ! :dizzy_face:

    • Kay S.

      Can't see why you would want to when you have a baby to look at instead :)

  • Rhi S.

    tisnt normal! I went to baby group with a woman who cooked hers & ate it with spag Bol... Wtaf?

  • Becky C.

    Donate it to stem cell research and save lives instead!

    • Becky C.

      It's not the hospitals who do this its a charity. You have to register.

  • Madeleine B.

    Oh I would say yes but I'm eating mine on toast xxx

  • Kara B.

    Oh I'm not sure it looks a little funny haha

  • Joanne H.

    It would gross me out each time I looked at it :mask: I know it's a very important 'organ' and does a lot of good, but it is gross!!!

  • Gemma L.

    Not my cup of tea but each to their own I guess :-) your body; your choice :-)

  • Jenny B.

    That would look brill on my picture wall!

  • Norah F.

    Have you seen the placenta teddy bears? Will give you the creeps!

  • Khadra D.

    nice bit of art work to think about xxx

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