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#91 of 98 Old 07-02-2004, 04:14 PM
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BTW, mine is in my freezer too
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every time I started getting moody after DD2 was born, DH would ask me if I'd eaten any placenta that day
I'll say it again, and again if I have to.
After my first was born, I had pretty bad depression and trauma and my milk didn't come in for *six* days! Yeah, that's mostly because of the nature of her birth, but if eating the placenta might mean that wouldn't happen again after my second DD was born, it wouldn't matter to me how gross I thought it was, I was going to give it a try. (It wasn't gross at all though, not near as bad as brussel sprouts IMO)
FWIW, my milk came in on day two and I never had anything remotely resembling ppd. I only had red lochia for one or two days, too. that may or may not be due to eating the placenta, but I think it really helped me in so many ways. Every time I ate a little of it, I immediately felt energized, more healthy, clear-headed, and better able to handle being a mom to a new baby. That in contrast to feeling totally overwhelmed and unable to cope after DD1 was born.
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#93 of 98 Old 07-02-2004, 08:33 PM
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This is absolutely amazing. I am about to : just sitting here thinking what a difference mine might have made for me and kept me from going through my PPD hell twice. :
These stories are so neat.
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I worked as a mother/baby nurse for 4 yrs and I think the hospital has to let you keep the placenta if you ask to. You may have to wait until sfter it hasbeen inspected.
Also, you may have to claim it is for a religious ceremony.? I am not sure. I have helped several pagan women with the ceremony of eating it afterwards at the hospital in our town...... but I am not sure what you would have to say to be allowed to take it home in your individual hospitals. I just know that you should be able to.
Hopefully everyone will be able to homebirth and then it won't be a problem.
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My first birth was in a hospital and I was asked if I wanted to keep the placenta. It had never occurred to me; I said "I can't imagine what I'd do with it!" They said, "Well, it's yours, so you can have it if you want."
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Wow, I'm so glad I was wrong! I've just heard stories about women not being able to keep their placentas.
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If women are ever denied their placentas, the hospital is acting against the law. It is yours, it comes from your body and you are entitled to keep it. Period, the end. If I have my spleen removed I get to keep that too.
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thanks gals. I'm definetly going to make the essence this time. What a waste I didn't with Darlene....
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