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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 #41 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkprincessmama
So how much did you consume? how did you prepare it?
I ate all but the cord and membranes. I ate it raw because I had read that the heat from cooking or drying it reduces some of the beneficial properties. And also because I heard that it really smells bad when you cook it - I have a major aversion to food that smells bad, can't eat cabbage or anything that stinks, it makes me gag. The first bite, when it was still body temperature was much easier to eat than after it had been refrigerated, so that's my recommendation. Just have someone tear a chunk off right after it's delivered and eat it without thinking about it, while you are still "high" from giving birth. It's not like meat at all. Really, it's more like a thick pudding.
post #42 of 181
I don't think I ould eat the placenta although I appreciate, respect, and am drawn to the idea. My friend buried hers and planted a tree over top to celebrate her son's birth. I think that is beautiful. I didn't care about mine at all after my babes were born. All I could think of was the baby. That's one regret I have, I just let it get whisked away.
post #43 of 181
I couldn't eat it. I couldn't. The thought alone makes me want to throw up. I'm very finicky about meat in the first place.

What I will be doing is tincturing and encapsulating it.

To each their own!
post #44 of 181
I could eat it if I didn't have the chew it, cut into small enough pieces to swallow whole.
post #45 of 181
I'm with Pam. Nope.

I don't care if others do it. We always offer it to our clients. We've had people take it home to eat, to plant, and to use for fish bait. Their placenta, they can do whatever they want with it.

I personally would not eat my placenta. I don't eat organ meat, or much of any meat. That's just me, though.

Lori
post #46 of 181
I would not eat my placenta. The thought of it makes me want to retch
I can't believe this thread! Im thoughrouly shocked! I thought they only did this in other countries!


Melissa who is hiding now........ :
post #47 of 181
Are you a doula?????? The reason I ask is bc this is a pretty common practice here in the US... at least with the type of people who use the services of a midwife... that's what I understand..... I don't get it that you are so shocked.
post #48 of 181
I haven't, but I have read lots about it and am planning to for this birth. Most mammals do after giving birth and I'm pretty sure there is a reason for this.
post #49 of 181
Eek no!! Before I found out the DNA in it was that of thr baby and not the mother I was into it. Now I know and I could not eat my babies DNA. Just cant do it.
post #50 of 181
I absolutely would if it were out of necessity. I've been watching "Lost" and thinking that if the pregnant woman hemorrhages after her birth, I hope someone knows to feed her some of the placenta. Barring that, I don't feel a need personally.
post #51 of 181
I voted no. I'm a vegetarian. :LOL
post #52 of 181
I never have, however I absolutely would in the event that I had a bleed.. ANYTHING to avoid a dangerous hospital!! :LOL I plan to tincture it this time around dd's is still sitting in my freezer waiting for a proper burial.
post #53 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorijds

I don't care if others do it. We always offer it to our clients. We've had people take it home to eat, to plant, and to use for fish bait. Their placenta, they can do whatever they want with it.

Lori
:LOL Ah the beauty of our culture! I don't eat meat or go fishing, but that is original. I would love to hear the conversation on that fishing trip!

I wouldn't and I'm pretty sure DH would divorce me, but I have no problem with others doing whatever makes them feel like they are doing the best for themselves and their children.
post #54 of 181
I'm pregnant with my first and I plan to eat the placenta. And I'm a vegetarian! Imagine that! I'm kind of surprised that more people here aren't open to this. I've heard so many stories of it helping with all kinds of issues. I will only eat plain chunks of it if it's an emergency (like I'm bleeding profusely). I think I will have dh make me a smoothie, then dehydrate (in a good dehydrator that doesn't go above 110 and kill all the good stuff) and encapsulate the rest.
post #55 of 181
I think that I would be open to doing it. After dd's birth I asked to look at it. I don't know what they did with it afterwards. I wish that I had had them save it for me. I wanted to examine it, but I was busy bonding with my baby. I mentioned eating the placenta to my dh and he looked ill at the prospect.
post #56 of 181
It's just not for me. I don't have the stomach for it.
post #57 of 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarAndSun
:LOL Ah the beauty of our culture! I don't eat meat or go fishing, but that is original. I would love to hear the conversation on that fishing trip!

I wouldn't and I'm pretty sure DH would divorce me, but I have no problem with others doing whatever makes them feel like they are doing the best for themselves and their children.
Why would he divorce you?
post #58 of 181
I thought about eating some, but when I saw it, it just looked too much like liver to me, and wow, do I hate liver, lol. I asked dh if with the next child he'd blend me a placenta smoothie, and he looked at me a bit aghast, so maybe not next time either, unless someone volunteers to cut it up and do something with it
post #59 of 181
Yes, I definitely plan to eat some raw right away. I'm also going to make dh have some, and will offer a bit to the : as well. Then, I'll cook it and encapsulate the rest. There are so many benefits...like PPD is hugely reduced, among other things.
post #60 of 181
If I needed to I'd do it in a heart beat!
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