Im not sure what squeem either. I cant tell if there is one for post partum in particular or not, or if any of them are adjustable.
belly binding and placenta eating? - Page 2
Placenta eating- I only plan on doing it if I UC and need to put a chunk in my cheek to stop bleeding and get my uterus to contract. Other than that, I plan on making placenta prints. That's really it.
Belly Binding- I didn't do it the first time around. I had my mother in law yelling at me to "wear the faja! (girdle)" warning that I'd end up fat like x family member and x friend. I was 17. My body bounced right back. With my second, I had a c-section, and they made me wear it in the hospital. Not comfy, very itchy. HOWEVER... I hate the "empty belly" feeling after you've just given birth. It's disgusting. I want to throw up thinking about it. It feels like you just have a hugeee gaping empty cavity in your abdomen. The belly binder really helped me not feel that feeling anymore. I do plan on doing it again, just to not feel that gross feeling. Yuck... I don't even want to think about it anymore!
I did some research about placenta encapsulation and wasn't able to find someone in my area who would do it. However, my doula knows someone who does, and she highly recommends it! The only challenge might be getting my placenta from the hospital, but that's something that my doula is also going to help with. It sounds worth it to me.
I just inquired about placenta encapsulating to my midwife and she said she can have one of her midwifery students do it for a discounted rate. Not sure what the rate is, but I tend to be on the anemic end of things and I heard that the placcenta can help AND I like what you said about less post partum bleeding. With DD I bled for 5 weeks.
Just chiming in to report that I had mine encapsulated and my bleeding was almost gone by day 6. At almost 3 weeks pp now I wear a pad at night just in case but I'm really not even bleeding anymore. Also days I skip my caps I can feel a difference in mood. I'm much less iratable when I take them. Could be placebo effect but either way..
That's good to hear. I'm planning to have my placenta encapsulated. I also think I'll do placenta smoothies for the first week... but I'm still sort of debating that part. We'll see how I feel about it come the birth.
I'm one the fence...I've never had true ppd but boy do I get angry after/frustrated at the world a few weeks birth. I wonder if the capsules would help..I'm sure its just sleep deprivation but my reaction is NOT good (I have a few, um, damages to house things from my little fits. ofcourse they are very limited to house things and have never even come near taking it out on baby but sure would like to avoid these feelings).
its 250 bucks here. the other idea is to do a green tea alcohol tincture but it takes 6-8 weeks.
If I do the capsules, I do fear over supply more than I've had it. I've heard other moms claim their oversupply went crazy w/ the eating.
Ava's Momma--if you request the placenta (or make sure someone else does) you can get it from the hospital. Here's a link I found for how to make sure you can get it (2nd question down): http://placentamom.weebly.com/faq.html
For me it is a no-brainer because I had clinical depression for 15 years. Luckily one of the birth assistants at my birth center does it, and since I will be having a home birth I can just keep it.