Here you will find policies from hospitals that I work with most often. Please note that hospitals can/will change policies without notice, so it’s best if you inquire with your doctor about your hospitals current policies.
If you don’t see your hospital listed, please just let me know.
No matter where you birth, please make sure to let them know you intend to keep your placenta once you are admitted and again once you give birth. All hospitals listed put your placenta in a container for easy handling.
Hoag Newport Beach: You are required to sign a placenta release waiver. Your placenta will be held for 24 hours before it can be released. A copy of the signed release waiver is needed to pick up the placenta after the 24 hour hold has concluded.
Saddleback Memorial: You are required to sign a placenta release waiver. Your placenta will be held until you are discharged. It will only be released to mom and/or moms partner.
Orange Coast Memorial: You are required to sign a placenta release waiver. Your placenta needs to be taken out of the hospital within a few hours. (Sometimes they are very strict about this and other times they are not).
St. Joseph’s in Orange: They require your placenta is taken from the hospital as soon as possible, generally within 1-2 hours.
Kaisers (all have same policy): Placenta is released to you immediately. They like for it to be picked up soon, but haven’t given a specific time frame.