IMPORTANT PLACENTA RELEASE INFORMATION: On January 1, 2016 the new Texas placenta law went into effect. I am the encapsulator that was invited to work on this bill and I testified in front of the Senate and the House last Spring and the bill passed with no opposition last June. In Texas you no longer need a court order or funeral director to pick up your placenta. It is state law that if you want your placenta you can have it within certain guidelines.
It is not against the law to take your placenta home. Do not let anyone tell you that it is. I have the most up to date information on placenta release. Below is a list of the hospitals in this area. As of January 1, 2016 a new law is in place that makes it easier for mothers in Texas to obtain their placentas.
Seton South- 72 hour hold period. You will sign a release of liability form.
Seton Main- Same as Seton South.
Seton North West- Same as above.
St. David's Hospitals- You will need to take a cooler to the hospital with you. You will sign a release of liability form. Following birth the placenta will be placed into the cooler. It will then need to be taken to your home to be refrigerated or picked up depending on the placenta package you have chosen.
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center- No holding period. You will sign a release of liability form. They prefer the placenta goes home the day it is delivered. They do not want to store them at the hospital. Please call or text for pick up if you have chosen that placenta package.
Scott and White Hospital- Will need to take a cooler to the hospital with you and sign a release of liability when you are admitted to the hospital.
St. David's Round Rock- Same as St. David's Austin.
Georgetown Hospital- This is a St. David's hospital. Please see above.
Will hold the placenta until mom is released from the hospital and then they will release the placenta to her.
Ft. Hood- Will need to take a cooler to the hospital with you and sign a release of liability.