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post #241 of 456
Well I was just thinking, don't most of those other vegetarian mammals who eat their own placentas have multiple stomachs? I thought that might make a difference
post #242 of 456
Just wanted to add that I know a mama who had no trouble taking her placenta home AND it was sent home with a relative overseas to be planted under a tree. No problems there, either.
post #243 of 456
I just wanted to add my 2 cents.
I've been reading this thread for the past 9 months. At first I was a bit grossed out but after a bit I decided that consuming the placenta only made sense to me. We encapsulated the placenta 3 days after we had our daughter via an unplanned hospital birth. I did the preparing it was awesome. I felt so empowered and loved the smell. I wanted to take a big bit of it when I was cutting it but didn't. I've taken the pills 3 times a day for 3 wks and now 2 times a day. Just today I started taking them 1 time a day. I really think it helps. I haven't been a total emotional mess, they give me energy and I had hardly no post partum bleeding.
If anyone is on the fence I totally think you should do it. You won't regret it if you do but you might if you don't.
post #244 of 456
This thread is awesome and so helpful!. I just had ds3 in dec. I never had ppd w/ my others. Between ds 2 and ds3 I had 2 m/c and I think it changed my hormones a bit or something. After this birth I was just floored emotionally. I couldn't get it together and I was having trouble bonding w/ my new baby. I didn't know what to do. my midwife suggested the placenta thing and that just seemed too gross. When he was 7wks old I just was getting worse and worse. I came and read this thread and realized how many mamas had had such great results w/ it. All of the prep ideas really helped also. So I did it!! And am seeing amazing results.It wasn't gross at all (as long as I kept the smell outside) and the bennefits of this are awesome!
Here's what I did:

The placenta was frozen so I put it in the refrigerator and let it partially thaw.
Then I sliced it into very thin slices.
I put it back in the fridge and let it thaw the rest of the way.
I drained the plastic bag and laid the pieces out on my dehydrator trays.
I put the dehydrator out in my shed. (I am glad that I did bcs the smell was very very strong)
I dried it for about 4 hrs until it was crispy and broke easily.
Then I broke it up into pieces that I would fit into my coffee grinder. (I covered my face up w/ a bandana bcs the smell was pretty strong)
Then I put it into sz 0 capsules.
I take 1 pill 3x a day w/ meals.
I noticed results after about 4 or 5 days. Absolutely Amazing!!!!
post #245 of 456
DS is now 3 mo old and I am suffering with PPD badly! I just wish I had not been so afraid and opened this thread sooner...
post #246 of 456
Quote:
The placenta was frozen so I put it in the refrigerator and let it partially thaw.
Then I sliced it into very thin slices.
I put it back in the fridge and let it thaw the rest of the way.
I drained the plastic bag and laid the pieces out on my dehydrator trays.
I put the dehydrator out in my shed. (I am glad that I did bcs the smell was very very strong)
I dried it for about 4 hrs until it was crispy and broke easily.
Then I broke it up into pieces that I would fit into my coffee grinder. (I covered my face up w/ a bandana bcs the smell was pretty strong)
Then I put it into sz 0 capsules.
I take 1 pill 3x a day w/ meals.
I noticed results after about 4 or 5 days. Absolutely Amazing!!!!
LOVE THIS, BOYSMAMA... REALLY AWESOME INFORMATION!



I gotta say that I sure wish I would have known about eating the placenta when I had my son 5 years ago. My one friend who was way more plugged into things like this had her daughter about 4 years before my son and when I went to see her after their homebirth she and her midwife were talking about burying the placenta.. and I thought I was so hip for even knowing about that.. sigh.. eating is such a better choice then burying...

anyway, if some of you missed the opportunity with the placenta (like me)..
Here's a cool article by a doctor that really understands that we mothers donate our own body's nutrients to make our baby's body, placenta, breast milk, etc., and that we really need to consider focusing on replenishing our nutrient.

Here is a good article on pregnancyrecovery.com in the articles section. Really good info in other articles too.

http://pregnancyrecovery.wordpress.com/
post #247 of 456
Hi

I think be *very-very* careful about who you tell about the placenta eating. I followed the instructions on this website and eat the placenta right away when it came out. I am from a very conservative place (Pakistan) and marginized for my placenta eating. THIS IS NOT JOKE; PLEASE DO NOT BE MEAN.

People on the streets now shout things like "vampire" at me when I am outside walking. This is because the medcic whom I trusted and I told about the placenta eating said "you don't eat your period or placenta" But the fact is, sometimes I do. Like the placenta eating.... very good for controlling the body hormones I think and also tissue made from life. When I explained all of this they told all the people in the village including the elders. I've been beaten and lashed many times as punishment but I have escaped now.

!!Be very careful about the plancenta eating!!
post #248 of 456
I just wanted to say that we dehydrated mine today and it made surprisingly little. Only a few tablespoons at most. It seemed so huge! I'm vegan and was surprised/disturbed at how much I love the smell even though it made my husband gag. I never wanted or craved meat before, ever. I'm so mad at that placenta for being 10X more difficult to birth than the baby that it deserves to be eaten! I've been having some serious breakdowns so I really hope it helps.
post #249 of 456
I am due here pretty soon and contemplating this as well. I had seen a few threads here and there about it and after the mw mentioned it the other day I am strongly considering it. PPD was pretty bad last time and I would really, really, really rather avoid feeling like that if at all possible.
post #250 of 456
Wow ... i am thinking about it
post #251 of 456
crunchy mama: the drying capsule idea sounds like the way to go IMO. I don't think I would do a shake but if it was the only way to prevent PPD then I would do anything ... way better than having to take zoloft or some other happy pill.
post #252 of 456
i just wanted to bump this bcs it was really hard to find and this was an awesome resource for me. I want it to be easy to find for other mamas.
post #253 of 456

Placenta eating

Hi

I think be *very-very* careful about who you tell about the placenta eating. I followed the instructions on this website and eat the placenta right away when it came out. I am from a very conservative place (Pakistan) and marginized for my placenta eating. THIS IS NOT JOKE; PLEASE DO NOT BE MEAN.

People on the streets now shout things like "vampire" at me when I am outside walking. This is because the medcic whom I trusted and I told about the placenta eating said "you don't eat your period or placenta" But the fact is, sometimes I do. Like the placenta eating.... very good for controlling the body hormones I think and also tissue made from life. When I explained all of this they told all the people in the village including the elders. I've been beaten and lashed many times as punishment but I have escaped now.

!!Be very careful about the plancenta eating!!

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Last edited by Lotus15 : 03-27-2007 at 12:20 PM.
post #254 of 456
I'll take my last dose today and I really think it helped.
post #255 of 456
Checking in again. I have since had another baby (happens like every year ) and ate another placenta. I have been ppd free for 18+ mos now. So now can I say it not only cures but prevents? I will eat my placenta after every baby, depressed or not. It was so terrible being depressed I would do anything to prevent that from happening again.

Thank-you ladies for getting out there and talking about this. I will be forever grateful.
post #256 of 456
I had ppd with ds1 until he was 15mos old and I was about 6 mos into my 2nd pregnancy, I'm about to give birth any day/week now and intend to consume the placenta raw afterward, ANYTHING to not be depressed again. ANYTHING. I told the midwives and they're pretty excited about it since I will be their first client to actually do it, they've had a few ladies ask about it. My husband is grossed out He had to clean up a cow placenta as a kid and was traumatized by it.
post #257 of 456
dh cooked mine right after the birth of dd2: stirfry with veggies and kimchi. pretty yummie considering that in all other respects I'm vegetarian.
It felt right.
I felt great afterwards. dd2 is 6 mths now and I still feel good. sure there are highs and lows, but if I keep myself nutritiuonally boosted, I'm good.

Tricia
post #258 of 456

Placenta Essence

I'm trying to find someone to encapsulate mine for me and so far, no luck.

A doula friend suggested doing this, which sounds maybe just a bit easier than going through the cooking and slicing, etc.

http://www.unhinderedliving.com/placentaessence.html

It's basically pickling it in vodka or other alcohol for 4 hours, mixing with water and then bottling. It doesn't say what to do with the placenta afterwards though. Wonder if you could still powder it if you wanted to???

If nothing else, you could still plant it under a tree if you wanted.

'Manda
post #259 of 456
It doesn't say whether to refrigerate the placenta essence. I assume you would? Or does the alcohol preserve it? Is it okay to take this while nursing, given the alcohol content? I wonder which is better, essence or encapsulation?
post #260 of 456

please see my placenta post!!

I've posted under the birth and beyond forum, and the "im pregnant" forum, regarding a current BIG issue with placentas taking place in Las vegas, nevada.

Here's my post:
Wouldn't you think that if you 'birthed' a placenta, it is YOURS to keep (if you want to) and do whatever you want with...I mean you have the baby, and the baby's yours, but the placenta is the hospital's property???

Theres a woman in my town (friend of mine) going through a HUGE ordeal and possible legal action to obtain her placenta back from the hospital.

For a detail story:
www.diva-mama.com


We'll be doing a protest on monday, and you can watch it LIVE through my helloworld page, Monday, at 10am PST:
www.helloworld.com/vallefam
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