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I am not sure were this should go, but I was sort of beinf silly and looked up placenta recipes on google, and there a lot of them. Anyway, one didn't sound too bad. Has anyone actually eaten their own placenta or eaten someone elses? Was it nasty? Was it like other meats?
Eating it kind of gives me the willies to be honest, although I am most intereged about it and thinking I might try it. Although my DH is totally grossed out about the whole thing. LOL

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Can not help you here. No desire- don't eat meat as it is...let alone my own- curious to see what is posted here tho!
Hope you get some answers!
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What kinds of recipies? I am FACINATED!
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I thought this post was going to be a joke....

Is this really for real?


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Ugh.Wouldn't this be canabalism? (((shuddering)))

I have heard to plant it. I do know some cultures eat it though. You are a mighty brave mama. I can't even eat brown meats, let alone a placenta.
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Sry, can't help ya out there...
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I've heard that eating the placenta helps the uterus clamp down after birth and therefore prevents excessive bleeding. I've also heard that it helps with postpartum depression and helps with postpartum recover.

It sounds totally gross to me, and when I first heard about it I was shocked. However, if any of these claims are true, I'd be willing to try it. Other mammals do it, right?
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but wouldn't you only want to eat a healthy placenta. mine wasn't healthy. very undernurished.......i wouldn't eat it anyways.
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Yup . I have read accounts of women eating it to stave off post partum depression. Nope, I wouldn't be able to do it either.

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http://www.twilightheadquarters.com/placenta.html
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A friend of mine looked up some more info for me. Apparently to get all the benifits from the placenta reguarding cramping and PPD you need to eat it raw, which I know for a fact that I am not ready for. LOL
That website given has some pretty intense pictures, but the recipe was on that site, along with another site (The PLacenta roast... actually sounded good for a "real" roast).
I am tempted to try it, but I am not sure I could actually handle my placenta to prepare it. Makes me feel all ooky. Oh well, we will probably just bury it under a tree in the yard. Although we still have dc#3's umbilical cord in the freezer (after almost 3 years!) awaiting a tree to plant it under. Not sure I want a whole placenta in my freezer that long. LOL

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:Puke

Oh my! That is one of the grossest things I think I have ever heard.
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I'm quite the carnavour but I must say :Puke
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nak

you can also dry it out and put in capsules.
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I might have totally made this up, but don't some animals eat the placenta? If so, wouldn't that suggest there is some benefit to it? Even so, don't think I could.

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Don't many herbivore animals eat their own placentas?

I think I'm going to give this a try, a small amount in a shake, because it seems like a bit of extra insurance against excessive bleeding (which I haven't had in the past) and PPD (which I have had).

I'm not a squeamish person.

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interesting. I don't think I could physically make myself eat a placenta... but I don't think it's gross... after all, it's not like you're gonna get a disease from yourself. I much better like the idea of planting it under a tree... and wanted to with all 3 boys but DH veto'd that idea. He thought it was just too weird. Imagine if I had told him I wanted to eat my placenta... I think he would have had me commited! :LOL

My dog did that too, but I've heard that animals do it just to get rid of the evidence, so that other animals do not smell it and threaten the babies.
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Mothering magazine advocates eatingg your placenta!!!

"Placenta Recipes (Mothering Magazine, September 1983, Vol. 28, pg 76)"

Wow!
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is this the webpage you were referring to? http://www.twilightheadquarters.com/placenta.html
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Well, I ain't running to the store for Placenta Helper....
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you know, i really respect the idea of sorta 'closing the circle' by eating your placenta - and i know there are loads of benefits...
and it would be a really spiritual experience, i'm sure



but my own vegetarian ethic aside... i reaaally could never eat anything that came out of my own body...
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I think it very interesting especially if it helps ppd. I could probably take it dried and in capsules but I don't think I could eat it raw.
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Um, have to say yuck! I have heard, too, of planting but not eating it, eww. I don't think I could ever do that.
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go check out the current thread in pregnancy forum. Do a search here at mdc, you will find tons and tons of information.

IMO & IME - it should be eaten raw, when it is fresh and still warm.
here's a very interesting website, and what convinced me to try it myself:
http://birthrites.edsite.com.au/placent.html

I am so very glad I did it, too!
After my second was born, I did not have ppd and my milk came in on day two! Those two things made it so very worth it to me, after the severe problems I had after my first was born.

No, it isn't cannibalism, and it is vegan. Do those searches if you really want more info.
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So, umm... how did it taste? Did it activate your gag reflex, or just taste like an overly rare steak? How did you get your doc to let you eat it? I know most just throw it away...
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So, umm... how did it taste? Did it activate your gag reflex, or just taste like an overly rare steak? How did you get your doc to let you eat it? I know most just throw it away...
actually, one of the midwives who attended the birth tore off that first piece for me to eat when DH jokingly told them I had thought about eating it (he didn't realize how serious I was about it).
no, it didn't make me gag. When it was still fresh and warm it wasn't bad at all, and I am normally squeamish and a very picky eater.

here's a link to that other current thread on this topic
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ad.php?t=61009
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If plancenta eating is normal for some mothers, I wonder if they allow their children to eat their boogers? Or if they do the same? :Puke :Puke :Puke :Puke :Puke
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Well, I HAVE tried my own milk. I know. Gross sounding but it tasted rather good. I could see why Mimi was so enamored of it Eating my own placenta? Um. No. Sorry. Grotacious.

Mimi does like to eat her own boogers. I have all but given up trying to stop her.

I chew my nails. Am I a cannibal?

The mind reels...

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I don't think it's the same as eating boogers, though it's even more disgusting.

On the other hand, I think it's fascinating that other mammals do this, even vegetarian animals such as cows. Makes me wonder why.
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