placenta customs - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 08-07-2009, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
shanniesue2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: walking my path
Posts: 1,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a couple that I'm mentoring privately and they asked about eating the placenta last week (they had some friends who mentioned it to them). So they were curious about what their options for the placenta were. Because they asked, I'm going to do a module on birthing the placenta and I want to include information about what their options with the placenta were (after it's delivered). The ones I can think of are: 1. eating or encapsulating it, 2. Lotus Birth, 3. Burying it/planting something over it.

Are there any other placenta customs that I'm not thinking of that might be interesting to bring up??

mommy to Christopher 2/29/08
shanniesue2 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 08-07-2009, 01:47 PM
 
MamaRabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FL transplanted in Asia
Posts: 5,107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Make a homeopathic remedy out of it.
Placenta prints.
Burn the cord instead of cutting it.

When I was in Bali this summer the Hindu families preferred burning over cutting the cord. And then flowers put on top of the placenta almost immediately. Some chose to do lotus birth. But usually cord was burnt (some cut it) and then flowers and placenta wrapped together and put in a clay pot and used for an offering.

Missionary, birth-worker, midwifery student
Mama to love.gif DD (9yr), DS luxlove.gif (3yr), & 2twins.gif UC twin DDs (5yr)

MamaRabbit is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 08-10-2009, 12:07 PM
 
momileigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,976
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How is the burning of the cord accomplished?

"If you only knew how many things I want to say and don't, you'd give me some credit."
momileigh is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 08-10-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Port Orchard CBE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by momileigh View Post
How is the burning of the cord accomplished?
This is totally off topic from this thread. I wanted you to know that I Laughed Out Loud at your tagline. I love it! :

Kendra in Port Orchard WA
Port Orchard CBE is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 08-11-2009, 03:08 AM
 
MamaRabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: FL transplanted in Asia
Posts: 5,107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Burning the cord:

Take 2 pieces of cardboard and cut a slit out of each one that is the width of the cord. Slide the pieces from two different directions over the tummy with the cord coming through. This works as a heat barrier. You can also have a nice wooden one made if you do it all the time.

Lay the baby on his side and keep the barrier right next to the baby making sure none of the skin from the navel is being pulled through. 10cm from the belly is where the cord is burned. Take 2 candles and one person on each side holds the candle under the cord. Use a container under the candles to catch the dripping wax. The cord will sizzle and pop, doesn't smell bad, and takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Then it chars and breaks away.

A fussy baby turns instantly quiet when the burning begins. Always check the baby's tummy to make sure it's not hot.

Cutting the cord this way means no need for sterile instruments and in some places a reduced risk of tetanus through the cord.

Missionary, birth-worker, midwifery student
Mama to love.gif DD (9yr), DS luxlove.gif (3yr), & 2twins.gif UC twin DDs (5yr)

MamaRabbit is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off