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Police found a human placenta in an Ontario park. It turns out it was just part of a ‘holistic’ ritual

An Ontario mother who dumped her bloodied placenta in a public park was just practising a “holistic” ritual to mark her child’s first birthday, police say. While hospitals consider placentas medical “waste,” in some home birth practises the organ is considered special and “spiritual,” scholars say. Popular rituals include burying it under a favourite plant,… Read More »

'Parents are playing their part in this too' – How childhood is shrinking and anxiety is rising

30-day challenge: students at Bishopstown Community School in Cork with teacher Alan White. Picture by Mark Condren ‘Parents are playing their part in this too’ – How childhood is shrinking and anxiety is rising Independent.ie It’s a sign of the times that in today’s schools, building emotional resilience and giving children the skills to cope… Read More »