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post #41 of 63
That was incredibly interesting, thank you for sharing. This practice of consuming the placenta both grosses me out and intrigues me. It's neat to hear how it's helped mothers overcome their depression; and I'm glad it helped with yours.

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...my baby was born into water, and separated from me with fire...
...was my favorite part of the story. It's such an awesome arrangement of words.
post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by Ligeia View Post
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
Yes, I think it would still be able to help you this far along. Even if it didn't help completely, it certainly couldn't hurt, right?

For a smoothie, you can just use it raw. As much as you want. Take it the way that grosses you out the least. The idea of eating it in a smoothie sounds funny to me, but a lot of moms do it that way and I know some are icked-out by the fact that I ate mine cooked.

Just put enough in the smoothie so that the taste isn't too obvious. Maybe about 1/10 of the smoothie or so. I'm not sure what others' tasted like, but mine tasted just like hard boiled eggs when it was raw.

Ooh! Wouldn't it be interesting to find out how you do with it?! It would be really neat if you could tell us if it worked for you after 2.5 weeks. Using it to cure an existing PPD condition would be the proof other moms might be looking for
post #43 of 63
I ate some of my placenta raw with 100% lemon juice (I squeezed a lemon on top) and sea salt. I swear it wasn't that bad at all, actually it reminded me like beef tataki. I ate it fresh the same day I gave birth and I am sure that it helped me with my PP bleeding (stopped bleeding at day #3 and just spotting here and there). The next day I took 3 capsules and I am currently taking 2 since then. I have to be honest that I too felt disgusted of the thought of eating my own placenta but after reading about it and doing my own research I decided to give it a shot. I have to admit that it has helped me in many ways, PP depression, fast healing, less bleeding, etc.

My best friend is having a baby and I talked to her about it, she couldn't believe of how fast I am healing and how good I look (energized and fresh). I told her that I was willing to do it for her and she agreed!
post #44 of 63
Thanks for the advice, I think I'll give it a try...
post #45 of 63
I used it with my 6th baby and it was the only time I didnt' get PPD. In the past, I was so depressed I'd zone out & stare at the wall all day, not hearing anything, not feeling anything, dangerously almost catatonic. After this baby, though, I felt like myself, the whole time, even in the midst of huge life issues.

I dried & encapsulated mine, the thought of letting the raw meatiness of it touch my mouth just makes my stomach turn, instant nausea, but a pill- that was easy.

If there's a next time (not that we plan on a next time...) I will dice it teeny tiny and freeze into pellets and use those as pills, so I don't have to bother with the whole cooking, drying, grinding,etc.

I can't even describe what a huge difference it made. I actually remember every week, lovingly, I'm smiling in pictures. Friends and family noticed, too. I haven't told anyone, but if someone is looking to prevent PPD I feel like I have a responsibility to tell them now. Every new mom should experience such bliss.
post #46 of 63
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story!

A dear friend and I started doing this for mamas this summer. We've done one together, and she's done one on her own.

It was amazing to learn what to do, and watch how magical it all is! We had a bottle of medicine in Mama's hand before she was forty hours postpartum...amazing.

I love the idea of women doing this for each other.
post #47 of 63
so my ds is 7.5 mos old. i have my placenta in my freezer still.. do you think i could still do it? it couldn't hurt right? i didn't have any ppd w/ my first but i am still getting over it this time..
post #48 of 63
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Originally Posted by chataine View Post
so my ds is 7.5 mos old. i have my placenta in my freezer still.. do you think i could still do it? it couldn't hurt right? i didn't have any ppd w/ my first but i am still getting over it this time..
It certainly couldn't hurt!
post #49 of 63
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so my ds is 7.5 mos old. i have my placenta in my freezer still.. do you think i could still do it? it couldn't hurt right? i didn't have any ppd w/ my first but i am still getting over it this time..
i am experiencing *horrible* ppd. maybe even ppp. i have both my kids placenta's in the freezer. it's so bad that if my son didn't have severe allergies, i would wean him and get on some powerful meds. without going into too much detail, meds actually ruined my life, but i am so desperate with this ppd/ppp that i would do anything. i can't wean my son, and i am very concerned about rx meds being passed to him. i have seen the threads on inositol and tyrosine and am going to start that this week.

but i feel i need something VERY powerful. i have suicidal thoughts everyday, sometimes all day. the only problem with placenta consumption for me is religious. i *cannot* consume blood. is it possible to bleed my already frozen 6 mo placenta? how would i do it? also, my placenta was really funky, it was breaking apart in chunks after i birthed it. i have my 2.5 yo dd's placenta in the freezer too, that one is in perfect health. should/could i use that one instead? please help me! my kids need me, they can't grow up without a mom.
post #50 of 63
I am so sorry, momma!

You can probably go with whichever placenta you prefer. I would choose the healthier placenta.

Yes, you can bleed your placenta out. It's a spongy sort of organ and contains a lot of blood, so squeeze it out in the sink and soak it in fresh water, then squeeze it again. Keep doing it until the placenta is empty.

I don't know if there is any way to make sure that there is no blood in it whatsoever. I think all meat has some blood in it. Maybe someone here can answer that better than I can.

Good luck and I really hope you feel better soon!
post #51 of 63
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Originally Posted by ScarletBegonias View Post
i am experiencing *horrible* ppd. maybe even ppp. i have both my kids placenta's in the freezer. it's so bad that if my son didn't have severe allergies, i would wean him and get on some powerful meds. without going into too much detail, meds actually ruined my life, but i am so desperate with this ppd/ppp that i would do anything. i can't wean my son, and i am very concerned about rx meds being passed to him. i have seen the threads on inositol and tyrosine and am going to start that this week.

but i feel i need something VERY powerful. i have suicidal thoughts everyday, sometimes all day. the only problem with placenta consumption for me is religious. i *cannot* consume blood. is it possible to bleed my already frozen 6 mo placenta? how would i do it? also, my placenta was really funky, it was breaking apart in chunks after i birthed it. i have my 2.5 yo dd's placenta in the freezer too, that one is in perfect health. should/could i use that one instead? please help me! my kids need me, they can't grow up without a mom.
Can you ask for and be given forgiveness for breaking a tenant of your religion? Also, the placenta came from your body, and you can consider it still to BE part of your body . . . you swallow your spit all the time, and your spit always has cheek cells in it (which contain blood). Can you go to the source of that rule and read it over again and think?

I really don't want to rationalize you breaking a rule, but if you're verging on PPP, you need to do something for yourself . . . and those placentas, in my opinion, are part of God's gift and Plan. How wonderful and amazing He is to have provided women with this perfect medicine!

I know that there are many rules in many religions. Here are some laws from the Bible that don't necessarily make sense to follow now:
http://biblebabble.curbjaw.com/laws.htm

Please don't do anything to harm yourself! Please check in on this thread and make another comment SOON to let me know you're still with us!

BESIDES, if you're feeling that terrible, PLEASE go get help. You can call someone to pick up the kids, ask someone to drive you somewhere, or check yourself into a hospital. PLEASE don't suffer through this alone.
post #52 of 63
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post
I am so sorry, momma!

You can probably go with whichever placenta you prefer. I would choose the healthier placenta.

Yes, you can bleed your placenta out. It's a spongy sort of organ and contains a lot of blood, so squeeze it out in the sink and soak it in fresh water, then squeeze it again. Keep doing it until the placenta is empty.

I don't know if there is any way to make sure that there is no blood in it whatsoever. I think all meat has some blood in it. Maybe someone here can answer that better than I can.

Good luck and I really hope you feel better soon!
thank you, that is very helpful. i will try to do that with the healthier placenta.
post #53 of 63
Any discussion related to the exploration of specific teachings of religion would be best hosted in our Religious Studies forum. Please restrict such discussion to that forum. Thanks!
post #54 of 63
After reflection, I have come to realize that my earlier post in this thread . . . is some of the stupidest stuff I've ever typed in my life. Flawed, argumentative, unhelpful. Apologies to all who have run their eyes over it.

Constructive questions about the topic at hand:

Was the cord allowed to pulse?
How much blood is left in a placenta if the cord is severed before it stops pulsing, vs. after? Does the placenta empty itself of blood?

Anyone know the answer to this?

I was a home birth transferred to hospital, and they let me look at my placenta, but I was in no condition physically/mentally to ask to have anything done with it. I was told that because DS was 2 wks "late" it looked old and corroded, like it was starting to break apart.

Does anyone have any experience eating a placenta in that condition?
post #55 of 63
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Originally Posted by HybridVigor View Post
Was the cord allowed to pulse?
How much blood is left in a placenta if the cord is severed before it stops pulsing, vs. after? Does the placenta empty itself of blood?
I had a hospital birth, and they cut the cord right away against my wishes. I was pissed, but it was already done and what can you do? I decided to let that one slide because I was worried about opting out of more important procedures. Plus my ob didn't make it, so some random midwife came running in to "deliver" the baby.

Tons of blood was left in the placenta. I don't think the placenta will empty itself. Where would all that blood go? I can't imagine all of it going into the baby. I'm hoping other people who let the cord pulse will post here--interested in the responses!
post #56 of 63
I let my daughter's cord wait until it stopped pulsing. There was still a bit of blood left in it, but I can't say how much because I rinsed the blood out in water. A little blood can look like a lot when it's mixed with water, so I no idea how much was in there. I'd venture a guess at maybe 1/4 cup but I really don't know. Also, I hemorrhaged a little, so the bowl that the placenta was birthed in was full of blood and it could have soaked back into the placenta. It could have been MY blood and not the baby's. Good question!
post #57 of 63
can someone post some links as to where to get capsules to do this? i found a placenta encapsulation kit online for $75, but im wondering if i have to pay that much? (I will but if i only need teh capsules for $20, that is preferable).

tia
post #58 of 63
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
can someone post some links as to where to get capsules to do this? i found a placenta encapsulation kit online for $75, but im wondering if i have to pay that much? (I will but if i only need teh capsules for $20, that is preferable).

tia
have you tried calling whole foods? i need a few more as well so good question! nak
post #59 of 63
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
can someone post some links as to where to get capsules to do this? i found a placenta encapsulation kit online for $75, but im wondering if i have to pay that much? (I will but if i only need teh capsules for $20, that is preferable).

tia
You should be able to find them in bulk in any natural food store. Whole Foods has them.
post #60 of 63
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Originally Posted by robertandenith View Post
I totally agree with you!!! I am currently taking my own placenta pills and even had 5 bits of it raw after birth. My son was born Aug 5. I have to tell you that I LOVE IT!!! My bleeding was gone in 3 days after delivery, the after pains are completely gone (day 5 PP), full of energy, my hair and nails... should I say WOW? oh and my mummy tummy is shrinking lightning fast! I have always suffered from some mild PPD but when I started reading about the placenta benefits I started to wonder and decided that I wanted to do it!

Here is how I made my own pills

*Take the membranes and cord out of the placenta

*Place placenta (when there is no more blood) in a blender (it will look like ground meat)

*Take it to an excalibur dehydrator on a teflon sheet (it'll take a whole day to dry) turning it half way onto the regular sheet.

*Place it back to the blender (cleaned and dried)

*I found an empty spice bottle to put the capsules in!

*Then start the encapsulation. Mine took 81 pills!!! :

The second day PP I took 3 of these, then 2 the next 2 days, then one a day for up to a week. I am keeping my pills on the freezer and will take one when needed. You know: PMS or Menstrual Cycles.
How exactly do you do this? Is there a website that tells you how to do this? My placenta is frozen and I'm going to defrost it and attempt to encapsulate it as I'm feeling the need for it
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