Placenta Release Instructions


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


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

Please bring a few sliding, gallon sized zip lock bags for the placenta. Sometimes the hospital provides a container, but not always. Please bring a cooler with you to store the placenta in. The hospital will provide fresh ice. The placenta can be stored on fresh ice or in the fridge up to three days. Then it should be frozen if there is a delay.

St. Joe’s Trinity Health-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti may ask you to have your placenta picked up within one hour of the birth. In this case, the placenta should be placed in the ziplock bags and put between fresh ice in your cooler. If your baby is born between 6p and 9a, the placenta can be placed in your car trunk. If this situation arises, please reach out. I can occasionally pick up outside of my hours depending on the timing.

Courtney 313-474-1975


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