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The placenta makes from 125- 200 pills, depending on the size and how much you consume right after birth in a smoothie. You can also add herbs to MAKE it stretch to 200 and help supplement what health needs you find that you need(ie, milk supply, helping with mood, etc). But alot of people take 3 pills a day. So, say if you make 150 pills and take 3 a day, that's 50 days.
 

 



 

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No problem. I just found all this info last week, and I get really excited about trying all this stuff. I can't believe I just let the hospital throw away my previous 2 placentas. It made me sad, with how I think of the placenta now.
 

 

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Just talked with a mw yesterday and I think we're going to hire her!  She does birth photography AND placenta encapsulation!  The photos are free b/c it's her cover since being a hb mw here is illegal and the placenta encapsulation is only $100!!!!   Yay!


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That's great, Jaimee!! biggrinbounce.gif

 

I talked to my midwife yesterday about the price of placenta encapsulation and she said she'd help me work out a lower fee with the woman she typically works with who does it. So hopefully I can get it for $175 instead of $250. It's still pretty pricey but will save us some money, and I need to remember not to discount how the benefits will be worth it. I hope we can get it for that price!


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I am considering consumption via capsules because I had the baby blues last time--and I am willing to try anything to avoid it.  I like the idea of this being much more natural than taking anti-depressants--even though I am a little repulsed by what it looks like and what it actually IS. Normally one wouldn't say, "oh, this is from my body so I should eat this!"  LOL 

Anyway, I recovered pretty well last time, but I can't just sleep all day since I have a 5 year old to look after and be available to so I am hoping it will help with energy levels as well.  Not to mention my relationship with my husband is in such a good place I would hate to put such a damper on it by heading down that downward spiral.  Placenta consumption in Traditional Chinese Medicine is what made me more comfortable with the concept, and the idea that it will be cooked and ground up so not only will it not resemble its original state, but it will be sanitary as well.  I'm no vegetarian but raw meat certainly grosses me out.  It's not that I need the whole world to be sanitized or something, but if we are treating it like food it is essentially raw meat so I feel like it ought to be treated as such.  Then again there is sushi, LOL...

 

What I am curious about is the credentials of someone who would come to your house and prepare it.  I've seen some of the training sites and literally anyone can do this, so what do you really look for?  Basically, it's just a person who is willing to do it whereas I am not, right?  My husband is just very interested in what we should look for and expect.  I wouldn't send away for it, it makes me too uncomfortable thinking about how you wouldn't really know if it was yours! 

 

P.S.  Kudos to you if you can look at those pictures and just see the beauty of life! 

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What I am curious about is the credentials of someone who would come to your house and prepare it.  I've seen some of the training sites and literally anyone can do this, so what do you really look for?  Basically, it's just a person who is willing to do it whereas I am not, right?  My husband is just very interested in what we should look for and expect.  I wouldn't send away for it, it makes me too uncomfortable thinking about how you wouldn't really know if it was yours! 

 

 

In general I would just look for someone that has done it several times before and usually that means a doula or a midwife.  But I know plenty of people that have had a relative or friend do it as a favor.  Anyone who can steam, slice, and basically follow directions could do it, really, so I'm not too concerned about ability so much as cleanliness.  And again, most that have done it several times have purchased a separate steamer, dehydrator, and grinder for the purpose and I'm sure run them through the dishwasher between batches.
 

 


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In general I would just look for someone that has done it several times before and usually that means a doula or a midwife.  But I know plenty of people that have had a relative or friend do it as a favor.  Anyone who can steam, slice, and basically follow directions could do it, really, so I'm not too concerned about ability so much as cleanliness.  And again, most that have done it several times have purchased a separate steamer, dehydrator, and grinder for the purpose and I'm sure run them through the dishwasher between batches.
 

 

Agreed, anyone could do it but cleanliness is the main concern.  It's just funny how lax of a thing it really is, not even needing to be an herbalist or something?  Thanks for the response.  =)

 

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A friend was running a special, so I took advantage of it and put my deposit down! I'm getting capsules AND a tincture. :D


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I'm doing it.  I'll do a smoothie immediately PP, and then the capsules after.  I'm gonna do it myself, it doesn't look hard, and my husband's on board, said he'd do it himself if I can't.  If a man can gut a deer or clean a fish, he can throw a placenta into a steamer.  :o) 

 

I don't have a dehydrator though.  Is that a must?  Is there a big difference between using that or just doing it in an oven?  I'll buy one or borrow one if it's truly preferable. 

 

I have a Nutrimill, so I'm pretty sure it'll be able to handle the grinding part.  :o)

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I'm doing it.  I'll do a smoothie immediately PP, and then the capsules after.  I'm gonna do it myself, it doesn't look hard, and my husband's on board, said he'd do it himself if I can't.  If a man can gut a deer or clean a fish, he can throw a placenta into a steamer.  :o) 

 

I don't have a dehydrator though.  Is that a must?  Is there a big difference between using that or just doing it in an oven?  I'll buy one or borrow one if it's truly preferable. 

 

I have a Nutrimill, so I'm pretty sure it'll be able to handle the grinding part.  :o)


No. You just dry the placenta on a cookie sheet in the oven on low heat for 8-10 hours.
 

 

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