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New Mom Takes Home And Bakes Her Newborn’s Umbilical Cord To Create Pieces Of Art

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Nowadays, many new moms have started to follow strange-seeming trends after giving birth. Over the years, these practices have become more and more popular, and these moms are fighting to normalize them in society.

One of the most popular ways for a mother to commemorate the birth of her child, and to continue to ensure the health of the newborn, is to consume her placenta in the form of pills. The placenta is dried and transformed into a powder, then put into capsules.

More and more moms believe in the health benefits of this practice, like how it’s believed to reduce the effects of postpartum depression.

But a new post-birth trend is taking hold, this time involving the baby’s umbilical cord.

New moms are taking it home with them, and baking it.

This may sound strange, but they do this to make pieces of art that can last for years, and that they can even hang in their living rooms!

All they need to do is to arrange it in the form they want, then bake it to harden it.

Though there is no practical reason to do this, many parents believe that the umbilical cord represents the physical bond between the mother and child, and is a symbol of the simultaneous growth.

If you peek around the Internet, you’re sure to find more and more pictures of umbilical cord art floating around.

Please SHARE to let moms know about the new trend, and let us know in the comments if you would ever follow it yourself!

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