Just wondering what everyone is planning to do with your placenta - are you going to consume it, save it, plant it, forget about it?
I'm planning to ingest my placenta in smoothie form in the first couple of days after birth. I was hit really hard with PPD with my first baby, and I would like to do all I can to fight it this time. From what I've read, eating it fresh is the best way to get the most benefit from your placenta. I had thought about encapsulation, but apparently much of that raw-enzyme goodness is lost through the dehydration process. The woman who does encapsulation in my city also said that she has stopped freezing placentas because there are new studies out that show that freezing also strips some of that placenta-goodness away. I'm on the lookout for these studies, which I haven't found yet, but in the meantime I plan to keep the placenta raw and fresh for maximum benefit.
If you are planning to make a smoothie, or casserole, or some other kind of food-type preparation, I'd love to hear your recipe. So far I'm planning to combine my placenta with banana, frozen blueberries and strawberries, coconut water, honey and maybe kale or spinach.
I am also interested in a recipe that just blended it with V8 juice for total taste-masking, but I don't usually drink V8, so I;m still thinking on that one.
I am pretty squeamish when it comes to tastes and textures, so I'm hoping to find a magic recipe that masks the flavour of the placenta. I'm also recruiting DH, or someone else, to make my smoothies, because I figure that if I don't have to see it being prepared, I'll be less gweebed out by it.