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post #41 of 56

Totally, I know you know those things, I was mostly talking to *them* lol!  

 


 

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lol It's okay. I'm just as passionate about it. I know wanting some relief doesn't diminish the beauty of it, I just feel like I have something to prove in a way, ya know? To myself and people that know I'll be birthing naturally. It's more for my baby, because I want it to be gentle, and for me, because I know if all goes well, it'll be a healing experience for me. 

 



 

post #42 of 56

I know what you mean. lol I go to myobsaidwhat.com all the time and always "pretend quote" the patient in response to what the OB says to the patient.

post #43 of 56
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I know what you mean. lol I go to myobsaidwhat.com all the time and always "pretend quote" the patient in response to what the OB says to the patient.



OMG I have never heard of this site and just visited it!  Holy crap!
 

I am really lucky that my family is open to my decisions.  DH trusts me to make the "big" decisions (not circumcising, delayed/selective/no vax, natural birth center birth, eating my placenta -- all the good stuff!) because he knows I have done the research and I know my stuff.  His family, too, doesn't meddle in those decisions (even though I think they'd rather I birthed at a hospital, circumcised, got all our vax on time, etc).  My mom and dad are mostly ok about it, but my mom is always worried that I fall for "snake oil" schemes because I take supplements and go the natural route with many things.  Hard to explain.  I have to be better about not engaging them in conversations about our decisions, cause it never goes well.

post #44 of 56
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OMG I have never heard of this site and just visited it!  Holy crap! 

I am really lucky that my family is open to my decisions.  DH trusts me to make the "big" decisions (not circumcising, delayed/selective/no vax, natural birth center birth, eating my placenta -- all the good stuff!) because he knows I have done the research and I know my stuff.  His family, too, doesn't meddle in those decisions (even though I think they'd rather I birthed at a hospital, circumcised, got all our vax on time, etc).  My mom and dad are mostly ok about it, but my mom is always worried that I fall for "snake oil" schemes because I take supplements and go the natural route with many things.  Hard to explain.  I have to be better about not engaging them in conversations about our decisions, cause it never goes well.


Right? I saw a few comments on there and my frickin jaw was on the floor! I've submitted a couple myself, but that wasn't long ago, and they get so many submissions that it could take months to get to mine. lol I don't take supplements in pills, just because alot of the things that back up water treatment plants are pill supplements that never got digested(unless they were in a gel cap form), so I take powder supplements instead. My family gets the impression that I could've been brainwashed by ONE or two articles I've read on the internet, and that's what this baby's dad had thought at one point too. I know how to get my info and I'm not easily swayed. I used to think placental consumption was weird and disgusting and if you'd have asked me when I had my daughter 2 years ago, I would have told you to kick rocks and never ask me such a thing again. lol
 

 

post #45 of 56

Is it wrong that I have absolutely no plans? My neighbor totally cracked me up the other day. When I told her I was having a homebirth, she asked me if I was going to do anything gross with my placenta like plant it under a tree. I said, "Oh, is that gross? I thought you were going to ask if I was going to eat it," and I thought she was going to vomit on me. I seriously don't see what's gross about planting it. LOL. I'm not sure how I feel about ingesting it or encapsulating it though. My midwife said we can play it by ear. Two midwives will be coming to my birth and the second one does know how to encapsulate and my main midwife told me that she'll suggest encapsulation afterwards if I had a lot of PP bleeding or whatever but if I don't, it's up to me. I just haven't given it much thought...I dunno. And I wouldn't plant it just because we don't own this home and I don't know if I have the right to do it first of all, but then it would just be sad to leave it behind. I get sad enough thinking that we'll have to leave this house someday where our LO is going to be born.

post #46 of 56
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 And I wouldn't plant it just because we don't own this home and I don't know if I have the right to do it first of all, but then it would just be sad to leave it behind. I get sad enough thinking that we'll have to leave this house someday where our LO is going to be born.


This is me, too.  I still have ds' placenta in a container in my garage (dried and mixed with dirt) b/c we keep moving and now we're in a rental house.  One thought is to plant it in a large pot with a plant that is moveable. 

post #47 of 56
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It will fit in a gallon freezer bag.  I suggest double bagging it.  Will you be at a birth center or hospital?  Have you verified that you can indeed bring it home?  Placenta is considered a biohazard and often there is paperwork and hoops to jump through to get it home.  Unless, of course, you pretty much "steal" it when no one is looking, which a friend of mine did!

 



Thanks for the advice. Biohazard? I guess it's human waste, so makes perfect sense. I will check with the midwife next week.

post #48 of 56
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This is me, too.  I still have ds' placenta in a container in my garage (dried and mixed with dirt) b/c we keep moving and now we're in a rental house.  One thought is to plant it in a large pot with a plant that is moveable. 



I'm burying mine on my parent's property. We rent, so it's really impractical and wasteful to bury it on the rental property. I envision us keeping this property in the family when our parents expire, so I'm looking forward to seeing how tall this palm tree grows in conjunction with how our daughter grows. I like the idea of planting it in a pot, but for me, I'm not in the same country as hubby right now. I don't think I could take my 'biohazard' on a plane across countries  :)

 

post #49 of 56

I plan on using it in a smoothie if possible.

post #50 of 56

Did anybody else see today's story on Good Morning America pretty much bashing the use of placenta pills? irked.gif They started by referring to it as a "new celebrity trend" (hmm hasn't it been around for a while? lol). Then this woman was saying she took her pills for just two days, felt short tempered and weepy, so she stopped and felt better immediately. (Hmm, possibly those were just normal postpartum hormonal changes? Duh) Of course that's the story that was highlighted and then experts chimed in about how placenta is not regulated and not scientifically proven to help women postpartum. eyesroll.gif So annoying. The media drives me nuts sometimes. I just can't stand when these kinds of things are talked about so one-sided.

post #51 of 56
I didn't see it. I think it's funny that when any celebrities do something, it's a celebrity trend, regardless of who else has been doing it and for how long. Also, the idea of regulating placenta is laughable. What, are you going to send it off to the FDA for testing and proper handling first??

I didn't use my placenta for anything, though. My reason was that I couldn't find any scientific studies that supported it. Yes, I know there are animal studies and somewhat related human studies, but those weren't what I was looking for. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't work! It probably does... I'm just one of those annoying people who likes "proof" of everything! Seriously, I even drive myself crazy...
post #52 of 56

LOL, regulate a placenta!

post #53 of 56

The hospital we were planning on giving birth in does not allow the placenta to be taken home because it's medical waste.  Glad they let you take the baby home!  The hospital midwife told me to steal it while she wasn't looking.  We ended up having Luca at home anyway, and obviously, there was no issue with keeping the placenta.  We're planning on planting a fruit tree in our front yard on our son's 6 month birthday, which also happens to be our 2 years (of dating) anniversary.  We had a very impromptu wedding when our son was four weeks old, and there wasn't a celebration, so we thought we'd do all that together.  I think it'll be fun!  And I better hurry up and get the tree ordered so I actually get it by May 15.  :D

 

Yeah, normal postpartum hormones.  Who isn't weepy for a few days?  Even my dh was weepy for a few days!

 

carey

 

p.s.  Did you see that celebrity person breastfeeding in public?  Whoa.  Celebrity trend. LOL.

post #54 of 56

This is one of the saddest parts of my whole labor/birth craziness... I only even got to look at my placenta for a moment before it was tossed into a hazard bag and thrown onto a cart to be taken to the lab and 'assessed'. I asked if I could have it, that I really wanted it - and the doctor looked at me strange and said, "Yeah, sure - whatever you want." Of course I never saw my placenta again. 

post #55 of 56

We planted the first properly, tried to move the tree years later and the tree died.  O actually started crying one night a couple of months ago because his tree died (when he was 4?).

 

Second one I planted under a big maple tree because we moved to a house with no electricity and I had to do something with it quickly.  Dogs dug it up, rolled in it and I re-burried it repeatedly as it got nastier and nastier.

 

Third one, we took it to the doctor's office and asked them to get rid of it.  LOL.  They tried to send it home with us.

 

 

post #56 of 56

I ate a little of Éowyn's placenta at the birth, froze the rest to be encapsulated and just defrosted it last week and buried it.

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