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Which method did you/your doula/midwife use? 

 

I am debating the methods right now. I think the raw method makes more sense but then again, I'm wondering about the "bad" bacteria that may be on my placenta. 

 

Anyone have any experience?


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We couldn't afford to have ours encapsulated, and I did feel like the raw method seemed more natural. I really liked it. My midwife cut it up for us after the birth. I had a piece right away in a smoothie (and my milk came in about 12 hours later!) and then we froze the rest on a tray and then put them in a container in the freezer, putting them into smoothies frozen. We'll do the same this time.

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I had mine dehydrated, ground to a powder and encapsulated. My midwife froze it first (without me realizing it, I wasn't clear when I said I wanted to keep it) but the doula said she prefers to work with fresh/raw so I'll try to get it to her fresh this time. I think eating it gave me a huge boost but I'm a picky eater and never could have fried it up or put it in a smoothie, capsules were the perfect option for me.

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