Does anybody have information on placentophagy (maybe encapsulation) done in conjunction with umbilical non-severance (lotus birth)?
I know that a lotus birth provides the maximum benefits to the baby, and placentophagy provides the maximum benefits to the mother, but if I want the best outcome for both of us as a dyad, where does that compromise fall?
Is the placenta still beneficial/safe for the mother to consume after it naturally detaches (at which point it would have been at room temperature, slowly drying out, for 3-8 days)? At this point I'm thinking that I want to do both, and I think the best plan is to leave the placenta intact to detach naturally with minimal treatments (just salting instead of salt and goldenseal...?), then finish drying it and powder and encapsulate it But I could see that it would be unsafe to eat, because it's basically meat left out for days...and I could also believe that all the beneficial properties are exhausted by that point.