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#31 of 44 Old 09-03-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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How do you encapsulate your placenta?



Essentially, you just dry it, grind it up, and put it in capsules.


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I really want to! I'm just having trouble finding someone in my area that does it. I had trouble with milk supply and PPD, so I want to try anything that will help! thumb.gif

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I definitely want to. I bled quite a bit following delivery and feel this would help with recovery as well as to help balance out the hormones. I have no idea how to bring this up to my mainstream hubs though! He is going to think I have finally fully lost my mind.
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I definitely want to. I bled quite a bit following delivery and feel this would help with recovery as well as to help balance out the hormones. I have no idea how to bring this up to my mainstream hubs though! He is going to think I have finally fully lost my mind.


Slowly and respectfully.  You didn't come to this conclusion overnight, and neither will he.  Give him bits of information at a time to allow them to sink in and respect his feelings about the whole thing.  Just as you probably went through the process of first thinking that it's really gross to thinking that a pill isn't too bad and probably started out skeptical of this "wives tale" until you realized that it just might be something completely natural and side-effect free that could help, so why not?  In the same way, he'll have to go through that same process.

 

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I definitely want to. I bled quite a bit following delivery and feel this would help with recovery as well as to help balance out the hormones. I have no idea how to bring this up to my mainstream hubs though! He is going to think I have finally fully lost my mind.


Don't worry my DH is against it, but then again it's not his body and he didn't experience the PPD I did or the feeling of failure as a mother when my supply dried up at 6 months. 

 

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i am really excited because my midwife will do it for me this time! i, personally, don't think it is gross at all. I think placentas are amazing!!!!

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DH is on board oddly enough... he's a little freaked out by the idea, but says I can do it if I want to and think the benefits would be worth it.


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I had planned on doing this, but when I spoke to a local midwife a few months before TTC, she said that it seems like a lot of the vitamins/nutrients/enzymes/hormones would be lost in the dehydrating process. She said she recommends freezing it in small chunks, and blending them into fruit smoothies. Does anyone know if it's true about the dehydrating process destroying all the good stuff in the placenta? And has anyone ever tried the smoothie thing? I know I'm on-board with placentophagy, I'm just not sure how I'll be consuming it...


I want to know if this is true too. At first I was thinking encapsulation because I didn't want to taste it. But I see blogs about not tasting it even in fruit smoothies. So heck, if cutting and freezing is better for you I'll do that way. Save me time and money on encapsulation...
 

 


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I am definitely interested and wished I had done it with my last four. But, I don't know anyone who does it in our area. I am going to go look around on the internet and I'll probably find someone. I don't think I could just eat it though... I mean, it's like the difference between seeing a lobster on your plate and seeing it in the tank. I want to take my medicine in pill form not in original form lol.
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I want to know if this is true too. At first I was thinking encapsulation because I didn't want to taste it. But I see blogs about not tasting it even in fruit smoothies. So heck, if cutting and freezing is better for you I'll do that way. Save me time and money on encapsulation... 

 



I too would like to know how true this is. Dehydration is usually the best way to preserve all the vitamins and minerals in fruits and veggies, so I would think it's a great way to get as much as you can out of the placenta. Of course, no processing will preserve 100%, which leads to freezing...

 

I'm considering asking my mom to help me encapsulate after baby is born. I have no idea whether she'll think I'm crazy. She's an old-school attachment parent, extended BFing, co-sleeping mama, but I don't know how far her liberalism goes! ;)


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Oh, I found some ladies on another forum talking about a link they found. I can't remember what forum because I randomly found them while googling the subject lol. But here's the link. I tried to read through everyone's posts again to make sure it hadn't been posted so if I am re-posting sorry!



I am seriously thinking about doing it myself. I know hubby would help because we discussed doing it before. With the last two placentas he saw how hard it was for me to just throw them away so we kept them in the freezer until we moved here. The night before we moved we climbed a local mountain and buried them beneath a willow tree.treehugger.gif I never in a million years would have pegged our family as being so crunchy but it felt better knowing that something would benefit from what helped our babies. Now, I want to encapsulate... another mountain climb lol
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I told my midwife my plans yesterday and she laughed and said "of COURSE you do." Considering the previous appt we were talking about hypnobirthing and stuff, of which she's only attented 3 other births. She's definitely getting the picture of what a hippie I am. ;)

 

Oh! About encapsulation. A friend of mine does it and she said another option is to cut slivers and put them in the gel caps without dehydrating. I guess you would still have to freeze the caps. But if you feel that frozen preserves teh nutrients better, but REALLY don't want to taste it... this is an option.


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For anyone doing this, I highly recommend getting a little encapsulating machine. It makes things SO much easier when you make capsules. Calling it a machine is really not true...you have a plastic tray that you put the bottoms of the capsules in. Then you fill, level off with a little tool, and put on the top piece that holds the tops of the capsules. The capsules pop together, and you're done. Otherwise, it could take hours to do it. You could always wash it and resale as like new, or keep for another time.

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Slowly and respectfully.  You didn't come to this conclusion overnight, and neither will he.  Give him bits of information at a time to allow them to sink in and respect his feelings about the whole thing.  Just as you probably went through the process of first thinking that it's really gross to thinking that a pill isn't too bad and probably started out skeptical of this "wives tale" until you realized that it just might be something completely natural and side-effect free that could help, so why not?  In the same way, he'll have to go through that same process.

 

Cam back to this thread to think about how to approach the subject with my mom, whom I would ask for help with the process if I'm not feeling great after the birth. You've written out the mental process and stages really well! Thanks.

 

 


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