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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 »