The Placenta is a beautiful organ. It is the only organ that develops and grows within another organ. It is responsible for growing a healthy baby. It is he bridge between a mother and her baby in the uterus. For these reasons alone, it is unique amazing and beautiful.
The baby and the placenta are made form the same cells, which are formed through combination of the egg and sperm. Once implantation occurs on about day 6 after fertilization, the gestation period begins and the fertilized egg and the placenta begin to develop separately, still connected. The placenta stays attached to the uterine wall while the baby has the ability to move around the uterus.
The placenta is the baby's only source of food, blood, oxygen, vitamins and nutrients. All of these vital resources are carried from placenta to baby via the umbilical cord.
What an amazing organ ! And a beautiful way to acknowledge the important roll of the placenta by burying it in an earth friendly way !