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post #21 of 63
Tyvm for the link!
post #22 of 63
Thanks for this post!
I have found it very helpful, recovery after my last birth was shocking and it has taken me months to recover I lost alot of blood and was pale for months.
I will be doing this for sure with my next birth thanks to you I have heard about this but seeing the pics makes it seem so easy.

Good luck enjoy your new bubba:
post #23 of 63
Wow, what a great story! I just wanted to share my own experience because you seem to have sparked a lot of interest...BTW I did post instructions and step by step photos of how I cooked and dehydrated my placenta somewhere here on MDC back in 2005 - I just can't find the post just now...

Anywho, I was worried about PPD and that is why I decided to dehydrate my placenta. My feelings about how sacred this amazing organ is seem to be very similar to the OP. The thing is, I actually felt bad cutting up my beautiful palcenta. It just felt wrong. I only ended up eating a small amount in the end...it just didn't feel right. I wished I had left it intact and buried it to honour it.

I did end up having some PPD. I am now pregnant with number 2 and am wondering what I will do. I would love to stave off PPD but am hesitant to do that to my placenta again.

Any thoughts?
post #24 of 63
Your welcome Talula and neostudded! thanks for the great wishes!

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Wow, what a great story! I just wanted to share my own experience because you seem to have sparked a lot of interest...BTW I did post instructions and step by step photos of how I cooked and dehydrated my placenta somewhere here on MDC back in 2005 - I just can't find the post just now...
If you do it the very first day of birthing you don't need to cook the placenta. I did mine totally raw. I think it preserves the nutrients alive if you do it raw. I did had 5 bits of it raw with sea salt and lemon. Then prepared right away the placenta.

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Anywho, I was worried about PPD and that is why I decided to dehydrate my placenta. My feelings about how sacred this amazing organ is seem to be very similar to the OP. The thing is, I actually felt bad cutting up my beautiful palcenta. It just felt wrong. I only ended up eating a small amount in the end...it just didn't feel right. I wished I had left it intact and buried it to honour it.

I did end up having some PPD. I am now pregnant with number 2 and am wondering what I will do. I would love to stave off PPD but am hesitant to do that to my placenta again.

Any thoughts?
If you do suffer from PPD I highly recommend this as opposed to taking any drug for it. There is no drug that can replace a placenta, your own. I think you should go for it
post #25 of 63
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Originally Posted by Turtlemum View Post
Wow, what a great story! I just wanted to share my own experience because you seem to have sparked a lot of interest...BTW I did post instructions and step by step photos of how I cooked and dehydrated my placenta somewhere here on MDC back in 2005 - I just can't find the post just now...

Anywho, I was worried about PPD and that is why I decided to dehydrate my placenta. My feelings about how sacred this amazing organ is seem to be very similar to the OP. The thing is, I actually felt bad cutting up my beautiful palcenta. It just felt wrong. I only ended up eating a small amount in the end...it just didn't feel right. I wished I had left it intact and buried it to honour it.

I did end up having some PPD. I am now pregnant with number 2 and am wondering what I will do. I would love to stave off PPD but am hesitant to do that to my placenta again.

Any thoughts?
How about consuming your placenta, but burying the baby's cord to honor the placenta? I couldn't eat my cord and I ended up throwing it away which seemed like such a waste. I've seen women curl them into a spiral shape and then dry them. I'd love to do that next time and then either save it for my baby or bury it with a tree.
post #26 of 63
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I've seen women curl them into a spiral shape and then dry them.
that's a great idea!!! I still have the cord!
post #27 of 63
Thread Starter 

spiraling umbilicle cords....

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that's a great idea!!! I still have the cord!
My son's Cranio Sacral Therapist dried her cord in a spiral and she said it turned out beautifully. You can also wrap the cord around something special and it will dry and harden in place! I have herd of cord being dried and wrapped in hemp to make a necklace....there are lot's of great ways to honor the first mother and that sacred connection between mama and baby! I love this discussion!
post #28 of 63
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Placenta's rock!

With my next baby I plan to do all three, I want to eat a piece of the placenta raw, encapsulate some, bury some, and do something special with the cord like making it into a necklace or a spiral, or wrapping it around a tree branch and watch the tree frow around it as my baby grows! I love birth!

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Your welcome Talula and neostudded! thanks for the great wishes!



If you do it the very first day of birthing you don't need to cook the placenta. I did mine totally raw. I think it preserves the nutrients alive if you do it raw. I did had 5 bits of it raw with sea salt and lemon. Then prepared right away the placenta.



If you do suffer from PPD I highly recommend this as opposed to taking any drug for it. There is no drug that can replace a placenta, your own. I think you should go for it
post #29 of 63
I think I am going to do the spiral art with it... then frame it... thanks for the idea!
post #30 of 63
I dehydrated and encapsulated mine too, used the kit from Jodi Selaner's site with great sucess. I've slacked off on taking it these past 2 weeks, and I am feeling pissy. So I will start taking them again! They made me feel great right after the birth and I think they helped so much. The cord turned out sooo cool, I'll have to take a picture of it. I spiraled it and dehydrated it and now it is transparent but you can see the veins inside.
post #31 of 63
Don't forget to do placenta prints too, I totally forgot to do this with mine!
post #32 of 63
It wasn't so much that the site is totally not useful --just that I generally like to read information from a pretty well known source, gentlebirth, a medical site, ect. Also the articles page and the scientific research page weren't working for me at the time when I checked out the site. They're working now, and seem like great info. Sorry if I jumped the gun. Maybe my browser was acting poorly at the time?
post #33 of 63
Thank you for sharing your story! You planted the seed for me to continue my research and look up someone to encapsole for me! Thank you!
post #34 of 63
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Thank you for sharing your story! You planted the seed for me to continue my research and look up someone to encapsole for me! Thank you!
If you can't find anyone to do it for you, it's not so hard to do yourself! (If your birth wasn't so difficult) I did my own 24 hours after birth. It might be good to have some back-up if you can't get up and around right away.
post #35 of 63
I think the website could use more information than just the PPD. While this is a serious concern for many women it does not affect all women. What are some benefits that will help all women if they consume their placenta?

One poster mentioned shortened postpartum bleeding. That would be a big one for me as I had bleeding for 9 weeks after my c-section and for 7 weeks after my VBAC.
This time I am take placent and using Angelica tincture (which I started at 2 weeks PP).

I've also been looking all evening for how many capsules one should take postpartum for maximum benefits.
post #36 of 63
Do some MW's and others do this as a service? For instance, an MW that would strictly come and get the placenta, take it to her residence/birth center/whatever and encapsulate, bring it back to mama when it's ready?

Any suggestions on finding an MW that would do this? I've looked into doing it myself but I think I'd rather someone else do it for me.

Thanks.
post #37 of 63
Thanks for sharing! I assume you need to use fresh placenta to do the encapsulation? You shouldn't freeze it and then thaw it out, right? How long can it be kept in the fridge before you dry it for encapsulation?
post #38 of 63
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Do some MW's and others do this as a service? For instance, an MW that would strictly come and get the placenta, take it to her residence/birth center/whatever and encapsulate, bring it back to mama when it's ready?

Any suggestions on finding an MW that would do this? I've looked into doing it myself but I think I'd rather someone else do it for me.

Thanks.
my mw prepped it and put it in the dehydrator for us. Then I ground it and put it in capsules myself.
post #39 of 63
I am 2.5 weeks pp with my second right now. I didn't have an issue with my first so didn't think much about the placenta this time but saved it in my freezer. If I use some of it in a smoothie or something, can it still help with my depression even though it's been frozen for that long? Would I just put it in the blender raw like that? How much do you use?
TIA
post #40 of 63
: This just facinates me!
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