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After experiencing delivery complications with my first daughter, it was evident that we would need to schedule a C-section for our second daughter. Scheduling and knowing your child's birthday months in advance is an odd and slightly disappointing feeling. However, I was about to find out that this scenario could be a positive thing for not only our baby, but others as well.

Avery-Smile_web.jpgAt one of my prenatal doctor appointments, I was handed a pamphlet for Unyts regarding birth tissue donation. I had never heard of it before. The doctor explained that the tissue of the placenta had great healing qualities and was used after various types of surgeries to help heal wounds. The only question I had was, "What happens to my placenta if I don't donate it?"

They throw it in the garbage!

Right then and there I decided that I would donate my birth tissue. I couldn't help but think I would be wasting something if I didn't. A few weeks later I received a phone call from Unyts and answered some questions regarding my lifestyle to ensure my birth tissue would be healthy enough for donation, and it was as easy as that. When it came time for the birth of our daughter, I didn't notice anything different in the delivery room. We even received a beautifully knit blanket as a thank you for our donation. It's been almost two years and we still use that blanket.

Ashley Bushen
Birth tissue mom

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