Any moms who have been there done that? Does it actually help with post-partum feelings?
While I do have friends IRL who have made 'placenta stews' or some such...that is...ummm... a little too far out of my comfort zone. But there is a doula in our area who does placenta encapsulation and gives you your placenta in nice, easy to swallow (in more ways than one) pill form.
As I reflect more and more on my first birth I am very surprised at how many of my memories are dark. I was very overwhelmed, exhausted, isolated, stressed out, in pain, you name it. I never once thought I had post-partum depression, and I still don't think I did. I didn't really have very much time to reflect on my emotional state then, but looking backwards I do not want to end up in the same emotional place with this baby as I did with #1.
I'm intrigued by this idea of placenta encapsulation, but it is very pricey and I'm not sure I can justify the cost. I think I will take my placenta home just in case and then wait and see how things go. Anyone have any thoughts? Is it just a scam?