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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 #121 of 181
I read about doing it, and thoguht about it with #2... but I could barely look at it in the bowl, and just reading this thread makes me wanna :Puke

Judging by how I feel re: ppd, perhaps I should've.
post #122 of 181
Hey, I'm sorry and welcome to you if I'm off-base but does anyone else wonder if the poster with one post, asking about somking it in a bong might be a .... troll?
post #123 of 181
Only if my life depended on it.
post #124 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail
Hey, I'm sorry and welcome to you if I'm off-base but does anyone else wonder if the poster with one post, asking about somking it in a bong might be a .... troll?

post #125 of 181
Planning on making some placenta essence.
post #126 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail
Hey, I'm sorry and welcome to you if I'm off-base but does anyone else wonder if the poster with one post, asking about somking it in a bong might be a .... troll?

Heck yeah, but my, was it funny. Even had my dh laughing. Funnier if she'd also said her partner said "Hey, I think I can make a bong outta that," <grin>
post #127 of 181
I think it was a troll to, but I also laughed :LOL

I would eat the placenta, especially if I start bleeding again. Dh is grossed out at the mention of it though.

I don't think anyone here is talking about their own placenta though, that was gone 20 or 40 or more years ago. The placenta that you birth is not your organ any more then any other part of the child that you birth. The placenta is an organ of the child, not the mother. The embryo grows the placenta not the mom.
post #128 of 181
I was totally grossed out when I first learned of it some time ago. Now, having researched it a lot more, I plan to eat my dc's placenta (although I may have to overcome some serious contention from my dh! :LOL ). There was a really informative thread on another list recently - here is the link:

www.midwiferytoday.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3655



Blessings,
Aron
post #129 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnsunshinemama
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?
I just asked my midwife about the placenta today.
She told me she had one client who at a birth with another midwife was advised to slice it thin, dehydrate it, crush it down to powder. Divide it in half. Use one half, by putting a pinch of it daily in water to drink. Save the other half in the freezer for use during menopause.
I'm shocked it would last that long, but *shrug* I think it'd be worth a shot!
post #130 of 181
I have to know. Does it have a *smell*?

I've seen pics of placentas, and I wondered just how you clean it? Just rinse it off in the sink?
post #131 of 181
I voted "no" because I didn't eat the placenta after any of my kids were born. I MIGHT consider it in the future, under certain conditions:

First of all, I would never cook it in my kosher pots or pans, or whirl it up in my kosher blender for smoothies! If I ate it at all, I would swallow a raw piece right after childbirth to prevent/treat hemoraging. I don't think I'd eat the whole thing- though maybe if somebody else could put it into capsules for me, I might do that.

I don't think I'd really "need it" though- I felt pretty good after my last birth, and didn't deal with depression until after AF returned.
post #132 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by BumbleBena
I have to know. Does it have a *smell*?

I've seen pics of placentas, and I wondered just how you clean it? Just rinse it off in the sink?
it smells exactly the same as a newborn baby, before being washed. BUT, i've heard that it really stinks when you cook it or dehydrate it. I wouldn't know, I ate mine raw. I rinsed it under the tap, but only because my baby had passed meconium during her birth.
post #133 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla
I voted "no" because I didn't eat the placenta after any of my kids were born. I MIGHT consider it in the future, under certain conditions:

First of all, I would never cook it in my kosher pots or pans, or whirl it up in my kosher blender for smoothies! If I ate it at all, I would swallow a raw piece right after childbirth to prevent/treat hemoraging. I don't think I'd eat the whole thing- though maybe if somebody else could put it into capsules for me, I might do that.

I don't think I'd really "need it" though- I felt pretty good after my last birth, and didn't deal with depression until after AF returned.
Now I don't know a thing about staying kosher, but seriously.. placenta isn't kosher?
post #134 of 181
No, because my placenta ended up in the toilet.
post #135 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by WinterBaby
Now I don't know a thing about staying kosher, but seriously.. placenta isn't kosher?
I've heard that it is kosher. Nothing dies, much less suffers as a result of how it was killed.
post #136 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishmommy
Not in this lifetime!!
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post #137 of 181
I never have, but I'll consider it for future deliveries. I'm on board intellectually but I've got a strong aversion to meat. I could look at a (cooked) hamburger and gag. I'm not sure how I'd handle a quivering slice of meat--even placenta--traveling towards my lips.
post #138 of 181
I read this post with my 13 yr old DD and we both started to laugh hysterically with tears running down our cheeks. I can't help it. Ewwww!
post #139 of 181
Well, ds#2 was born a week ago and I did it. My best friend cut two pieces of it, (both about tip of the thumb size)and I swallowed them whole. She then started the placenta tincture and dh finished that up after she had left. So far, no hormonal upheaval, very minimal bleeding, and only one night of night sweats! (As opposed to after ds#1's birth where I had them for 2 weeks!)

I'm so glad I found out about this and was able to research the practice and apply it. My dad even asked me if I'd thought about doing it when he came to visit this past weekend. His words, "We have a lot to kearn from our animal brethern" (he's a black angus farmer).
post #140 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panthira
I read this post with my 13 yr old DD and we both started to laugh hysterically with tears running down our cheeks. I can't help it. Ewwww!
So happy to hear that my life amuses you so Oh, and welcome to mothering!!

Amy
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