I've heard positive things about it on mdc and elsewhere on the internet but I've never met anyone who did it in real life. I found an acupuncturist who's worked with my midwives in the past and I think I'm going to do it. $250 is her rate and that's a bit of a reach for us financially, but since I did have mild ppd with both my previous births; I'm willing to take a chance on this given what I've heard.
She will come to the hospital and pick it up within 24 hrs of the birth and deliver it to us 3-5 days later steamed, dehydrated and encapsulated with ginger, pepper and citrus peel.
I'm hoping it makes a difference because quite honestly...I'm dreading the emotional/psychological fallout of not being pregnant more than labor or anything else. I can't wait to meet baby, but I feel so amazing mentally this pregnancy (all that extra qi/chi whatever maybe.
), I'm sort of anticipating a big letdown when it's over. :-/
Anyone here who's actually consumed their placenta want to chime in? Does anyone think there's a difference in benefits from eating it fresh vs cooked and encapsulated? (I'm having a hospital birth so there's no chance I'll be chopping mine up into cubes and making smoothies ;-))