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Poll Results: Would/did you eat your placenta?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 29% (151)
    Yes
  • 64% (330)
    No
  • 6% (31)
    Other
512 Total Votes  
post #101 of 181
Wow. I never thought about this. The post about eating the whole thing and it being like thick pudding really made me want to :Puke but I am open to making the capsules. I'll have to do some more research. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I think I'm still just kind of in shock

Getting crunchier every day,

Laura
post #102 of 181
I just couldn't do it- reminded me too much of liver (which I hate with a passion) so I'm going to plant it with a tree in honor of my son's birth
post #103 of 181
I am interested in this, but i had to vote no because, as pp have said, it is a filtering organ like the liver and could be full of all kinds of nasty toxins and heavy metals etc. Maybe there would be some benefit, but it seems there would also be risks... and i wouldn't do it just b/c other animals do. After all, they eat their own vomit too. :LOL
post #104 of 181

I should be on Fear Factor

My daughter was born in December at home. Right after the birth I couldn't pee and was bleeding excessively and my midwife cut up several peices for me to eat every hour. I did and the bleeding stopped. It isn't as gross as it sounds. It is actually mostly tasteless and not chewey at all. I don't reccomend it as a snack but it was much better than a shot of pitocin and a catheter!

Don't knock it 'til you try it!!! :
post #105 of 181
I really wouldn't want to use mine.
post #106 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by jendol10
I really want to use mine in someway after I give birth. Does anyone think I could put it in my bong and smoke it to eliminate PPD and heavy bleeding? DH thought it might work, any thoughts?
Are you serious?
post #107 of 181
I guess if I had a history of severe PPD, I might consider it. But as I don't, no way jose!
post #108 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by jendol10
I really want to use mine in someway after I give birth. Does anyone think I could put it in my bong and smoke it to eliminate PPD and heavy bleeding? DH thought it might work, any thoughts?







(Isn't "can I put it in my bong and smoke it" sort of a "what would jesus do" style question for a whole different set of folks?


oh, and... welcome
post #109 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by jendol10
I really want to use mine in someway after I give birth. Does anyone think I could put it in my bong and smoke it to eliminate PPD and heavy bleeding? DH thought it might work, any thoughts?
My thought. No it won't work. But if you smoke what is meant to go in your bong, you may get some results.
post #110 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamajama
My thought. No it won't work. But if you smoke what is meant to go in your bong, you may get some results.
It doesn't stem the bleeding but it DOES Stop the afterpains for a bit


dont....ask....how I know.... :
post #111 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by jendol10
I really want to use mine in someway after I give birth. Does anyone think I could put it in my bong and smoke it to eliminate PPD and heavy bleeding? DH thought it might work, any thoughts?
Well, if the heat from cooking or drying it eliminates some of the beneficial properties, I'm sure burning it would be useless. Not to mention the STINK!
post #112 of 181
stafl: I've smelled some awful stinky green being burnt. but I do think dried placenta being smoked up would reek more.

oh yeah, the stinkyer the herb the more punch it has IME... : But don't ask how I know
post #113 of 181
I voted yes, but we'll see how I feel about it when the baby comes. I think I'll
dry and capsule it, unless needed more urgently for bleeding.

I've also heard that it is great for transitioning in menopause and I'm surprised it's not been mentioned here. Anyone heard of this?
post #114 of 181
I couldn't no. Interesting though!
post #115 of 181
No, I've never eaten it and I don't think I ever would! But I consider myself to be a fairly open-minded person so I'd be open to learning more about it.
post #116 of 181

yes!

I ate a small piece of mine about 4 days after my dd was born...I had read a lot about it on other threads on MDC - and my sister had bad pp bleeding and I wanted to avoid that and ppd as well. I thawed it out, cut off a chunk about the size of a large vitamin, and swallowed it with water. It didn't taste like anything at all, and I don't know of it helped or not, but I didn't have ppd and my lochia pretty much reduced to very light last-day-of-period style bleeding after only a week...
The rest of the placenta is still in my freezer, waiting to plant a tree in the spring...
post #117 of 181
uh... no... I could never and wouldn't want to either for any reason. Unless someone wanted to pay me $50,000 to and then I'd really seriously consider it.

Otherwise, by the time it's out, it's done its job and I'm happy to retire it without further emotional or physical attachment - however the hospital desires to dispose of it. So wherever my 2 placentas landed after their inspection is fine with me... the only thing that came out of me that I cared about was the baby anyway I had bleeding after my second and it stopped within an hour on its own... interesting theory though (just a personal blech for me).
post #118 of 181
I voted yes. I haven't (Willow was a c-section and it may have helped a lot with healing)...but I absolutely would. In a heartbeat.
post #119 of 181
I just don't think I could ever bring myself to do it.
post #120 of 181
yes - we did a lotus birth but dd's cord fell off the next day, so we steamed it with lemongrass and ginger. dh and i each ate some, but we decided to then dehydrate it and grind it up to use in case of ppd and for any milestones dd might need some help getting past. so it's sitting in the freezer.
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