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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by sraplayas View Post

Things have changed a bit since my last post and now we'll be doing the placenta on our own. First, we'll be transporting the placenta from the birth center home (about 1 our drive) about 6 hours after the birth. Any recommendations for a safe, sterile transport? I've heard the icecube tray reccommended, too and wondering how that works. Is there an instructional website for cleaning, cutting and storing? Smoothie recipes?

Is it really as bad as I've read for men to handle the placenta? I certainly won't be doing it 6 hours after the birth....

I dont know about transport, I would probably just put it in a ziploc and then load the cooler up with ice. Not sure what you mean by men handling the placenta, but my dad cleaned and cut mine up and put it in the dehydrator. Afterward my mom ground the pieces and put it into capsules. They didn't use any website or directions. For the pieces I had in smoothies, it was two chunks, slightly bigger then a bite. I am thinking my dad cleaned and cut it just like any other meat. This time I plan on freezing some fresh chunks for smoothies. I am a little hesitant because I feel like my frozen fruit has a stronger flavor in the smoothies and I don't want the placenta flavor to be tasted. I could not taste it at all fresh.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by sraplayas View Post

Things have changed a bit since my last post and now we'll be doing the placenta on our own. First, we'll be transporting the placenta from the birth center home (about 1 our drive) about 6 hours after the birth. Any recommendations for a safe, sterile transport? I've heard the icecube tray reccommended, too and wondering how that works. Is there an instructional website for cleaning, cutting and storing? Smoothie recipes?

 

Is it really as bad as I've read for men to handle the placenta? I certainly won't be doing it 6 hours after the birth....



I think you can transport it the way you would with an animal/meat product...like a ziplock in a cooler with ice kind of thing,  That's what we did anyways.  The chunks stick together like cement when frozen, so I think the reason the ice cube tray is recommended is to keep them separate-- so you would just put a chunk in each mold.  If you have a silpat, I've heard those work great for freezing pieces on too.  It's really just like freezing chunks of ripe banana...accept not quite. :)  When I made them for my friend, I used a few kinds of frozen berries, a banana, an orange, hemp hearts, chia seed and either cow milk or yogurt with water/coconut milk.  I think when I make them for myself I'll put in some probiotics and my vit D as well.  Using chocolate or carob with coconut, banana, almond oil, a nut butter, and whatever liquid would probably be tasty too.  mmmmm...I think I need a smoothie right now...

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by sraplayas View Post

Things have changed a bit since my last post and now we'll be doing the placenta on our own. First, we'll be transporting the placenta from the birth center home (about 1 our drive) about 6 hours after the birth. Any recommendations for a safe, sterile transport? I've heard the icecube tray reccommended, too and wondering how that works. Is there an instructional website for cleaning, cutting and storing? Smoothie recipes?

 

Is it really as bad as I've read for men to handle the placenta? I certainly won't be doing it 6 hours after the birth....


You could take it home in a couple of freezer bags. We double bag it for people who take it home from the birth center.

 

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