We reckon Jordan Thiering must be feeling very pleased with herself right now. Two months after welcoming her beautiful son into the world, she is also celebrating being the driving force behind a major new law change in her state of Mississippi.
Thanks to a court case brought by Jordan during her pregnancy with son Roman, the Mississippi Department of Health will no longer class placenta as ‘medical waste’, or make women who want to keep their placenta go to court for that right.
The legal drama came about while Jordan was pregnant, having expressed her desire to keep her placenta and have it converted into capsules.
She was naturally shocked when a medical expert told her the law recognised her placenta as ‘medical waste’ and she would need to win her rights to it in a court of law.
After following the strict legal protocol, Jordan emerged victorious in the case – but, on a wider scale, her victory set the wheels in motion for the state’s health department to change the outdated provision completely.
In an interview with NBC News, Jordan admitted that she is feeling very proud of her achievements.
"It's a very good feeling. A lot of women in Mississippi were having these issues the same time I was. So everybody is very excited now that the policy has been changed,” she said.
True to her word, she did get her placenta converted into capsules and is crediting it with helping her to bounce back after giving birth.
"I've had no baby blues…I had all my cramping and bleeding stop after two weeks, something that usually lasts a lot longer. And my milk production has been fantastic,” she said.
Well done to Jordan for being the driving force for change.