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    Posted on Sep 12, 2016

    Moms Are Making Umbilical Cord Art And I Just Wanted You To Be Aware

    Ummmmm...bilical? Warning: Literal photos of umbilical cords ahead.

    Move over placentas, because there's a new afterbirth in town: the umbilical cord.

    And this time, we're not eating it — we're making art with it.

    "Love" is one of the most popular choices for umbilical cord design.

    But the umbilical cord heart is also very common.

    Really you can make all sorts of shapes.

    You can make a heart with swirls...

    ...or yin and yang symbols.

    You can add umbilical cords to your dream catcher to make them even more useful.

    Or you can keep it simple with a circle of life.

    You start creating the design when the umbilical cord is fresh, and then you let it dry out by baking it at a low heat.

    After it dries, you have a keepsake.

    Once the keepsake is complete, you can share the photos on social media.

    Then everyone else can see it, feel feelings, and like/comment/unfollow.

    This is happening and I'm just reporting it.

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