Baltimore area hospitals release the placenta without issue. However, it’s important to find out what their policy is ahead of time. We are familiar with placenta release protocols at locals hospitals and are happy to answer any questions regarding your birth location.
It is extremely important that the placenta does not go to pathology. If, for some reason, your placenta needs testing, ask that they only send of piece and not the whole placenta. Due to their use of formaldehyde, if the placenta goes to pathology, it would not be suitable for consumption.