The drying of the membrane (or amniotic sac, also known as sheep skin) is a wonderful way of preserving the placenta and giving it an artistic expression.
"Amnion Moon" is a technique used to dry the amnion vack and fashion it as a memento. This creates "moons" that give us an idea of what the child sees in the womb and what it sees through. The baby looked through the fetal membranes in the womb and every time I manage to frame this wonderful landscape, it fills me with happiness.
The amnion is a thin, transparent inner membrane of the egg and is part of the amniotic sac that holds the baby in the womb. The amniotic sac is also made up of the chorion (villi skin), the middle layer, and the decidua (sieve membrane), the outer membrane.
Amniotic membranes are also transplanted in burns or to treat surface defects in the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.
WHEN IS AN AMNION MOON POSSIBLE?
Both fresh and frozen placenta are suitable for the production of amniotic moons. The result may vary. I am also often asked whether it is possible for the parents to make the moons themselves. I have already accompanied some parents through the production process in the online meeting and later received great pictures of wonderful moons.
TAKE THE PLACENTA HOME AFTER THE BIRTH
We have created a handout for parents to ensure that the transport of the placenta and the handover to the order go smoothly.
There you will find all important information and notes.