Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:46 EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:27 EST
A 27-year-old mother who left the placenta, umbilical cord and pliers in Mississauga park for a "holistic goal" said a police investigation into the matter was "the biggest misunderstanding."
Natasha Das Gupta told CP24 that she left after-birth items at Sugar Maple Woods Park, located in the Duncairn and Glen Erin drive area, one year after she gave birth to her daughter Indika in her house.
"I want to do something really natural with it," he said. "I don't just want to throw it in the trash and the compost place isn't really a better choice. I want to do something really beautiful and calm and just put something that is natural in nature. "
"I have a home birth and it is a very calm, natural and very beautiful experience and there are many who we really are when we go through great initiations such as natural birth and things are just starting to return to you who feel right and reasonable and for me it was really something that felt right and reasonable as a way to end the chapter. "
Das Gupta said he was carrying the items, which were given to him from his midwife after his birth, with him in plastic containers when he moved from Brantford to Mississauga. In his old house he kept items stored in the refrigerator, but because he had little space in his new home he kept the container in his kitchen freezer.
After pondering what to do with items after birth, Das Gupta decided on Friday night to put them in a remote garden area where he had seen a coyote roam around.
"Some people, right after they give birth, encapsulate it (placenta) after drying it and they consume it, some people cook it, some people eat it raw, many women try to find ways to get nutrients back from their placenta and in my case, because I have frozen for a year, I think it's not the most profitable point and so it's a good time to bury it and return it to earth because the earth doesn't get a lot of nutrients from something so nutrient-dense, "he said.
Officers with the Peel Regional Police were then summoned to the park at around 3:50 a.m. on Monday for "suspicious incidents."
Researchers said a man, who walked with his dog at the time, found "proof of labor" in the area.
The discovery prompted the search for mother and baby as police said they were afraid the couple might be in trouble, needed medical treatment.
Das Gupta said he contacted the police after his mother called him saying "your placenta is all over the news."
"This is a scary thing for some people to come and I'm the only person who doesn't have that perspective because I really know what happened and so I finally called the police and I said 'hey I have some information about that the placenta you found in the forest & # 39; and they said & # 39; OK what is that? & # 39; and I said & # 39; it's mine. & # 39; "
"This is not bad. This is not dangerous, "Das Gupta told CP24. "There are no women who give birth at night in the dark in the woods alone – that doesn't happen. I was very touched that people even worried me. "
Das Gupta said the police actually talked to him after he advanced. He said he gave DNA samples to verify his belongings.