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I voted no. Eating placenta just isn't my bag, and as a doula I've seen plenty. I would, however, want to not just throw it away. I'd probably do the "bury it under a tree" route.
Now, in theory, I can definately see the benefits, and in the thought process of birth being so natural and beautiful etc...I do think it is perfectly fine!
However, that having been said, whether it is societal (probably) or just the thought of actually EATING a part of my self, my own body, that is like, bloody etc... it completely grosses me out....
I hope that doesn't get any flames : it just does...
I could probably do the pill form thing...or maybe...*maybe*....freezing it in tiny pieces and like, choking down tiny pieces like pills or something...but I could not see the whole tomato juice smoothie thing...omg, I have to stop now, I am swallowing very hard and starting to sweat...
Again, though, in theory I think it is wonderful...and more power to people who can/have/or will do it...
I had never heard of eating the placenta until she boasted that she had the best placenta recipe.
She said steam in with garlic, onions, and peppers for while and then quickly pan fry it on both sides.
She cliams it tastes like filet mignon. I listened trying not to appear shocked, and then started asking around if anyone had ever heard of it.
Those I polled who tried it siad it was a positive experience, but that they only tasted it.
Originally Posted by Ms.Doula
I would not eat my placenta. The thought of it makes me want to retch
I can't believe this thread! Im thoughrouly shocked! I thought they only did this in other countries!
Melissa who is hiding now........ :
I think that there could possibly be more respect shown to what, for many, is a very special rite. It is a beautiful thing when women are not "grossed out" by the miraculous achievements of our bodies. Many women see consuming the placenta as a way to bring the process of birth full circle. This is just one of the many pruported benefits. It would be benificial to everyone, I believe, to become informed about a topic before slamdunking an opinion.
Originally Posted by ejones
Originally Posted by ejones
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That said...I teach childbirth classes & will be teaching about placenta-eating this time. I didn't bring it up in my previous classes, but I recently had a student who has struggled with depression prior to pregnancy & who was really concerned about PP depression. I did a bunch of research & planned to talk with her about the benefits of eating the placenta. She had her baby early & I wasn't able to talk with her about it. I called her last week to see how she's doing & found out that he MIL had helped her dry the placenta, grind it & make it into capsules!! BTW, she had a hospital birth (unplanned)...and she still managed to take the placenta home! She said they tried stir-frying it first, but she thought it smelled bad. So, they dried & ground up the rest. She is currently 5 months post-partum, still taking the capsules, and NOT depressed!!
i didn't see dd's placenta (hospital birth and dd was emergency suctioned out), and i regret that. i was planning on taking it home and burying it, but with all the commotion and bad tearing/bleeding immediately following delivery, all i could think of was "i'm glad my baby is ok!"
hmm... now that i think about it...
i guess i could do the placenta pills (anyone have a recipe that i can store for future reference?). that doesn't sound too bad. but a placenta smoothie would just make me puke.
i suffered from ppd, milk took 6 days to come in and i bled for 2 weeks. if having a few placenta pills daily will help deter ppd, and bring my milk in quicker next time round, then bloody hell, count me in! i watched dd get thinner by the minute because my milk was so slow to come in, and that was really painful.
the placenta is extremely high in zinc and zinc is needed for over 200 functions in the body.. so i'm not surprised that many of you felt great after eating some.
I do seem to get crunchier as the years go by, so I might get to the point where I say, "Fire up the barbeque, honey...we're having placenta tonight!" :LOL
Drying it and making it into casules sounds like a pretty good idea. Anybody got any "recipes" for that?
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Had you asked me a year ago I would have :Puke
Now I think it is a fantastic idea!
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If I'm ever pregnant again, I'll do it.
OH! I had planned to cut it into very small chunks, freeze them, and swallow them like pills. No chewing, no tasting it, and you can take as needed for months.
But I do have to say this...If it came down to an emergency involving me or my newborn child I would eat the whole darn thing.....A mother's love will pretty much get you to anything for your child...
Love Mylie xx
Originally Posted by kiahnsmum
I havent read all of this thread but are we talking eating it raw or cooking it, and would you eat the whole thing (mine were so big) it would take me more than one sitting to devour the whole thing!
Originally Posted by stafl
I ate mine raw, the whole thing. I took bites every now and then, whenever I thought about it or whenever I started getting weepy, for about a week.
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