Chapter 25: Homemade tools and teaching materials
1. To make the placenta, cut
2 pieces of cloth in a big
circle. The circles should be
at least 22 centimeters
(8≤ inches) across. They
do not have to be exactly
2. To make the membranes (the bag of waters), use thin material you can
see through. Cut the material about 30 centimeters (12 inches) wide and
about 72 centimeters (28 inches) long.
3. Lay one of the circles face down
on the middle of the thin cloth.
Sew the circle down, leaving a
space around the edge.
4. Turn the thin cloth over. Fold the
thin cloth carefully away from the
edge of the circle and pin it down
so it is entirely contained in the
circle. Leave the
edge of the circle
5. Put the other circle face down over
the first circle and folded thin cloth.
Sew almost all the way around,
leaving a small opening.
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