The umbilical cord is removed from the placenta, shaped into a design (e.g heart, spiral, circle or baby’s first initial) and dried along with the placenta.
The ability to dry the cord into a keepsake shape will depend of the length that has been left uncut. You can always request your caregiver cuts the cord ‘long’; meaning leaving as much length to the placenta end of the cord as possible.
All results vary. Examples can often be seen on the BodyWise BirthWise Instagram account.