I began eating my placenta 11 days ago....the day of my son's birth. I wanted to share my experiences and recipes
Studying nutrition and postpartum dietary issues is one of my hobbies. After considering the amount of processing (steaming, drying, pulverizing ect.) that comes with encapsulating the placenta, I decided to consume it raw and as soon I could following the birth. What I have learned from my own experience and from my friends that have attempted this is that the household needs to support your decision to consume the placenta. I am fortunate as my partner, a vegetarian of over 20 years, handled the preparation of the placenta. It is really a good idea to cut the placenta (if you want to eat it in smoothies or portions) into the sizes you will need for your smoothies ect. and place in freezer bags. Immediately following the birth I had two strawberry smoothies. My DP made the smoothies with frozen strawberries, placenta, and organic berry juice. My midwife is a friend of Cornelia Enning, a midwife who researches placenta consumption, and suggested that the first piece that should be consumed is the middle strip. It is the most powerful. I have to say that I didn't taste even a hint of blood or the like. My DP served the first two smoothies in a wine glass and when I smelled it, it smelled like a fresh strawberry daquiri (spelling?).
I feel wonderful! My recovery has been excellent and my mood has been steadily cheerful. I have had another smoothie the day my milk came in and I have enough left for another two. I will have another in a few days.
Because I have Cornelia E.'s book, I have many interesting recipes for face masks and topical applications involving powdered placenta. PM me if you want a recipe and I will translate (the book is in German) it for you.