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post #41 of 44
Oh, I found some ladies on another forum talking about a link they found. I can't remember what forum because I randomly found them while googling the subject lol. But here's the link. I tried to read through everyone's posts again to make sure it hadn't been posted so if I am re-posting sorry!



I am seriously thinking about doing it myself. I know hubby would help because we discussed doing it before. With the last two placentas he saw how hard it was for me to just throw them away so we kept them in the freezer until we moved here. The night before we moved we climbed a local mountain and buried them beneath a willow tree.treehugger.gif I never in a million years would have pegged our family as being so crunchy but it felt better knowing that something would benefit from what helped our babies. Now, I want to encapsulate... another mountain climb lol
post #42 of 44

I told my midwife my plans yesterday and she laughed and said "of COURSE you do." Considering the previous appt we were talking about hypnobirthing and stuff, of which she's only attented 3 other births. She's definitely getting the picture of what a hippie I am. ;)

 

Oh! About encapsulation. A friend of mine does it and she said another option is to cut slivers and put them in the gel caps without dehydrating. I guess you would still have to freeze the caps. But if you feel that frozen preserves teh nutrients better, but REALLY don't want to taste it... this is an option.

post #43 of 44
For anyone doing this, I highly recommend getting a little encapsulating machine. It makes things SO much easier when you make capsules. Calling it a machine is really not true...you have a plastic tray that you put the bottoms of the capsules in. Then you fill, level off with a little tool, and put on the top piece that holds the tops of the capsules. The capsules pop together, and you're done. Otherwise, it could take hours to do it. You could always wash it and resale as like new, or keep for another time.
post #44 of 44
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Slowly and respectfully.  You didn't come to this conclusion overnight, and neither will he.  Give him bits of information at a time to allow them to sink in and respect his feelings about the whole thing.  Just as you probably went through the process of first thinking that it's really gross to thinking that a pill isn't too bad and probably started out skeptical of this "wives tale" until you realized that it just might be something completely natural and side-effect free that could help, so why not?  In the same way, he'll have to go through that same process.

 

Cam back to this thread to think about how to approach the subject with my mom, whom I would ask for help with the process if I'm not feeling great after the birth. You've written out the mental process and stages really well! Thanks.

 

 

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