Placenta Release Policies

 

Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital (University of Michigan) 1540 E. Hospital Drive Floor 9 Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Immediately releases placenta to family, will provide plastic storage container and ice bath until placenta pick up and may allow placenta to be placed in hospital room refrigerator.

 

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor 5301 McAuley Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Mandatory 24 hour placenta holding policy, will only release placenta to family member/partner wearing a hospital identification bracelet 24 hours after baby is born. Placenta must be picked up in the Labor and Delivery area and brought back to the room in the Mother/Baby Unit where it may be either refrigerated or put on an ice bath until pick up. Plastic container for placenta is provided by hospital.

 

Alternative Birth Care Unit 16001 West Nine Mile Road Southfield, Michigan 48075

Immediately releases placenta to family, provides plastic container and ice bath/may allow placenta to be refrigerated in hospital room until pick up.

 

All Beaumont Hospitals

Immediately releases placenta to family, provides plastic container for placenta and ice bath/may allow placenta to be refrigerated in hospital room prior to pick up.

 

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 2333 Biddle Avenue Wyandotte, MI 48192

Immediately releases placenta to family, provides plastic container for placenta and ice bath upon request.

 

ProMedica Bixby Hospital 818 Riverside Avenue Adrian, Michigan 49221

Immediately releases placenta to family, provides a plastic container for placenta and ice bath until placenta pick up.

(updated May 5, 2016)

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