Originally Posted by Night_Nurse
OT but awww man, my dh & I really want to move there. We love how people in WA think & we love the no personal income tax and how your state's Medicaid doesn't pay for circumcisions.
But...it gets so cold there!
Back OT - that is great that hospitals in WA offer the placenta to pts that want it!
Maybe the south will catch up (one day).
WA medicaid also pays for MW home deliveries, too.
Only they don't call it Medicaid, they call it "Medical coupons." I had it with my 4th pregnancy and I couldn't grasp the name of the program. I just couldn't say the words, they sounded so lame. They still do, but I've lived here long enough now I am used to it.
On a topical note, I was so grossed out by the idea I steered away from all the discussion with as much repulsion as if they'd been discussing the eating of diapers. "Just don't go there, sicko..."Www.placentabenefits.com
has the research and information in an orderly format. I didn't use her kit but I did encapsulate mine. It was a little time consuming, but honestly, it was so so worth it. I, too would have done ANYTHING to avoid PPD and I am not a western-medicine consumer, I probably would have cracked my noodle before ingesting prozac or zoloft or anything. I am just not a medicine taker.
After the birth I did cut off a little piece and dipped it in granulated sugar, it looked like a gumdrop. I placed it on the back of my tongue and swallowed.
It was as light as air and had absolutely no flavor.
I think if I ever have another (which I don't plan to, six is enough) I will just cut it into teeny pieces and freeze them because I think raw is best. Then I'd swallow those like pills. The whole smoothie think I think would make me vomit. I heard though that you can't taste it at all. I would know, though.
Good luck, PPD is a horrible hell of an existence and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I think that i probably would eat dirty diapers if it would keep me away from ppd.