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#1 of 3 Old 05-21-2014, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My placenta has been in my freezer for 7 months. My daughter passed meconium (not a lot) and the placenta was eviscerated at birth due to manual removal. It also was questionably refrigerated after birth- do hospitals store placentas in refrigeration or at room temperature? My husband wasn't able to get the placenta until 72 hours after the birth, and then we immediately put it in the freezer. 

 

Could I at least make homeopathic medicine with it? i really wish I would have been able to have it encapsulated right after, would have helped a lot as I got (and still have occasionally) the baby blues/messed up hormones. 

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I don't know if I would do anything with it after a manual removal and being stored at the hospital for three days. Wishgarden has herbal tinctures for the baby blues, though at seven months postpartum, you might want to consider being evaluated for postpartum depression.

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The placenta would either have to be refrigerated or stored in chemicals to prevent it from decomposing. It sounds like the care afterward was questionable. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing anything with it for ingestion. Maybe you could do a planting ceremony?
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