Parents can now treasure pictures of their newborn babies in photo frames made using the mother's placenta thanks to a technique developed by a university graduate.
Amanda Cotton has found a way of adding dried and crushed pieces of placenta to moulds filled with clear casting resin to create marble-effect frames, and is now receiving orders from parents.
Ms Cotton uses the entire placenta to make a frame, first boiling and cooking it and then grinding it into small pieces, before placing it into a mould with resin and other materials.
She said: "I have had a lot of positive feedback from mothers and fathers to be -- and I already have clients." One order has come from Ulrika Jarl, expecting her second daughter at Christmas. After the birth, Ms Jarl will be keeping the placenta in a cool box for Ms Cotton to collect and turn into a frame.