that's from two years ago.......i did not make the capsules, and i've been told that a dehydrator placed outside might be a better bet. my midwives for ruby were curious about the placentophagy as well, and one of them pointed out that if squeamish, we could just cut a raw piece and stuff it in a capsule.
i started on it the evening i had the baby. alot easier with a homebirth of course. my previous two never made it anywhere since i could never really arrange the storage and transport. but then i was pretty stoic after having ppd twice. i had bought a heart shaped casserole and put it on the top shelf of my refrigerator. smoothies are a good idea, i just didn't have the energy to do all that. i would just cut a little piece like half of a centimeter cube, put it at the back of my mouth and swallow and repeat if needed. it was just soft and very cold. it did not bother me like if i was trying to eat raw meat due to where it came from and packaging and bactieria and such. i knew it was mine, and i make very pretty and healthy placentas i've been told due to my diet. i did try to cook some later, and i'm a good cook, but i was not interested in eating it. i made the mother essence a few days later. i have a really good fridge. unfortunately, my child left the door open a week postpartum and the last third of it had gone bad, which i buried.
i found eating placenta much less horrifying than thinking about where all my regular intake comes from in one day. think of all the factories and agricultural craziness. we are animals after all. and maybe if one thinks of it as medicine or a supplement it is not so scary. sheez, i found the alfalfa tablets almost impossible to swallow.
imagine you hear about a fantastic something you could take in small amounts as needed with no commitment after having a baby that would decrease your flow, improve your energy with a lean protein and tons of other nutrients, help your immune system, possibly prevent ppd (i'm not making guarantees here), that was totally natural in that you would be okay with absolutely everything (the diet you had while pg) that was used to make it, that would be already the perfect balance of hormones for you and your baby nursing, that would help you feel beautiful and wonderful, that costed nothing with no side effects or addictiveness, all in one item. maybe if i made lots of propaganda and offered to come over and serve it as a smoothie to postpartum women and charge obscene amounts of money it would become more popular? now there's a business idea.....
i guess i also figured i spent four months exhausted making the durned thing, i might as well do something with it.....i was going to make a print but didn't want to wrestle the thing before i hacked into it.....and i think it was actually more taboo for me to be shopping for a fifth of premium vodka while hugely pregnant!