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post #21 of 77
Just when I have finally decided to have a lotus birht I read more great info about placenta injesting! Oh well, I guess I have plenty of time to decide dsince I am not even fertile yet.


I love really rare steak, though!
post #22 of 77
THere's a thread about this in PPD, too.
post #23 of 77
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kim
Alexander: Your description of what placenta tastes like is missing? Were you going to say "Chicken" or "Beef" or...I'm very curious!
(DH) Wash the placenta under the tap, cut up with sharp scissors, candy wrap and freeze. Fry with onions and garlic, or plop into a (hot hot) soup. For those who don't like the gristley skin, remove before cutting with scissors. Have candy wrap sizes that are small enough not to have to chew.

Tastes like liver.

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post #24 of 77
I ate my 2nd DD's placenta.

Uh... tastes like, uh... well... like when you kiss DH after cunnilingus.

It's much better fresh and still warm, immediately after birthing it, so really, try to eat as much as possible then. After it's refrigerated, it isn't quite the same (might just be those birth hormones and euphoria after giving birth, I don't know).

texture is like a thick pudding. I was really suprised that it wasn't tough and chewy.

I used a knife to separate the placenta from membranes, and cut/tore it into bite-sized chunks that I could swallow whole. But I did chew up that first bite and really grossed out my DH!

here's a great website, and what convinced me to try it:
http://birthrites.edsite.com.au/placent.html

edited to add that I ate mine raw. I heard that the heat from cooking/drying it destroys some of the beneficial properties. One of my midwives suggested putting it in a blender with vodka and drinking it, and that way you could also preserve cord blood without paying big $$ to bank it.
post #25 of 77
Did you eat the whole thing? I heard there are parts of it that aren't edible.
post #26 of 77
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Originally Posted by Greaseball
Did you eat the whole thing? I heard there are parts of it that aren't edible.
Mine didn't have any "calcified" parts in it.
I ate all of it except the cord and membranes, and a couple of the larger blood vessels.
post #27 of 77
I'm considering trying this (sounds really convincing, huh?). About the hospital, I would try to arrange something in advance. I was told after birth that my placental was "hazardous waste" and couldn't be removed. Luckily my labor nurse helped my sister steal it out in a gift bag!
post #28 of 77
Why is it that some hospitals let you take it and some don't? Are they just not as hazardous in some areas? :
post #29 of 77
: So interesting. If anyone has more links to good articles on this subject, please post them!
post #30 of 77
hey alexander! good to see you around again. i had pm'd you years ago about this. i did eat mine, and made a tincture that i guard selfishly. the way i ate it was just by cutting small pieces and swallowing them as i needed.
post #31 of 77
Thread Starter 
Cool cool, really cool.

I made a difference!

Did it work out ok for you?

DW went on a high whenever she took hers!

a
post #32 of 77
i highly recommend it. and yes, it was a most interesting drug. here's something i wrote on the placenta thread running in talk amongst ourselves.

"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"

i feel a little silly quoting myself.
post #33 of 77
I have a thread on eating the placenta in the PPD forum...
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=109978

There are a lot of links and interesting info in there.
post #34 of 77
Thread Starter 
Since I've come back from a bit of an MDC holiday, I've decided that some of these ideas ned bumping.

So bump!


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post #35 of 77
I'm glad you bumped this, I would never have seen it otherwise, the thought of eating DC's placenta would never ever have occurred to me (and it still sounds totally gross and I don't even know if I will be allowed to get my hands on it in my part of the world), but off to check out the links now!!
post #36 of 77
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Originally Posted by LookMommy!
Well, this is not relevant for most of you, but Judaism doesn't consider the placenta to be kosher (fit for consumption). Fine by me, since I'm squeamish, but I wonder what I've missed. I didn't even look at mine (the hospitals here requires a homebirth mom to bring it as "proof" to receive the maternity grant, but I still didn't do it). But good for you to those moms who try it! How does it taste? BTW, does it have to be your own placenta, or just a placenta in general?
I have heard that there is no prohibition against eating placenta (it is not actually definitively "not kosher", but that it would generally not be allowed because it is "disgusting". I think if one were to present a rabbi with information regarding the health benefits of eating the placenta, one might be able to get a heter (permission) to eat the placenta.
post #37 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinahYeteirah
I have heard that there is no prohibition against eating placenta (it is not actually definitively "not kosher", but that it would generally not be allowed because it is "disgusting". I think if one were to present a rabbi with information regarding the health benefits of eating the placenta, one might be able to get a heter (permission) to eat the placenta.
We did this one a while ago. You can check the thread for more info.
post #38 of 77

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Yeah, I remember that. Just didn't want there to be any shomeri-kashrus people out there wishing they could eat the placenta, but assuming it's a no-go.
post #39 of 77
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinahYeteirah
I have heard that there is no prohibition against eating placenta (it is not actually definitively "not kosher", but that it would generally not be allowed because it is "disgusting". I think if one were to present a rabbi with information regarding the health benefits of eating the placenta, one might be able to get a heter (permission) to eat the placenta.

Forgive me. I know nothing of the minutae of eating traditions.

Just wan to know if finger nails are Kosha or not, and what the position is on biting nails.

a
post #40 of 77
I need some hard research on the benefits of eating placenta, to convince my DH that I'm not a total lunatic. Anyone? :LOL
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