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#61 of 72 Old 11-08-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Me too. I want to plant it under a tree, but we're not in our "forever" home and I would hate to leave it and the tree behind.

So it lives on in my freezer, for who knows how long.
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I ate some and froze the rest. then we planted it at our cottage.

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I have 5.5 and 2.5yo placentas in my freezer... I will probably thaw them so I can check them out as a student midwife... and then donate them SAR.

I have a black thumb, I reallllly hate to plant a bush over the placentas and then kill it.
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I have Dd2's in there now. Dh was just telling me to do something with it. I know where I want to plant it, I just need to go do it. Hopefully before the ground freezes!

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Me! I have a 2 day old placenta in my freezer. DH is going to encapsulate it for me in the next couple days. :

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Me too. I want to plant it under a tree, but we're not in our "forever" home and I would hate to leave it and the tree behind.

So it lives on in my freezer, for who knows how long.
This is us too. We have our "forever land" but I don't want to plant until we are actually living there.

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This thread reminds me... for those who would eat or encapsulate the placenta, would this be a non-starter?
I had to fight with the hospital to get the thing in the first place -- they even brought their lawyer in -- but when we were going home, in the middle of July, I turned to my husband and said, "Where's the placenta?" We had been a little ham-fisted getting in the car with baby for the first time. He told me it was in the trunk!!! Can you say bacteria growth?
It's in the freezer now, but... would it still be safe to eat? The drive home was 10 minutes tops.

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WE have 2 placenta's in our freezer and my boys are 4 and 20 months and the next one is due in May. Our first 2 are buried at our families farm.

We moved with both of the placentas.

Crazy isn't it!
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Well, this thread got me thinking what to do with our new placenta (due any day!) This is not a permanent spot for us, so planting is out. Not quite up for eating it. But donating it would actually do some good. So today I called the canine search and rescue training place in San Antonio (I think the closest one - 2-3 hours away) and they said they'd come down here and get it! All I need to do is throw it in a freezer bag, freeze it, and call them. How easy is that!!

Now I only need to convince DH this is better than just tossing it! Haven't decided yet if telling him they use 'em to train the cadaver dogs would help or hurt my case.

Thanks for the idea, mamas!
huh! I may ask for mine and donate it to the Search and Rescue here, too!
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I have a very old placenta that has survived a move. We haven't planted it because I don't plan on this being our forever home but we might go ahead and do it anyway. I like the idea of planting it under a fruit or nut tree, something that can nourish our bodies in return. I think my kiddos would enjoy seeing it so maybe I'll thaw it out as an educational tool and then refreeze until spring.
I'm a little bummed. I think it would have been a cool prop for Halloween had I thought of it. You know, put it in a glass container on the porch next to the bowl of treats. I'm not sure my neighbors would have approved...
Hmm...what to do, what to do.

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When I was a midwifery student I had SOMEONE ELSE'S placenta in my freezer many a time. Looking forward to having my own there in the Spring!

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I was intending to eat my daughters placenta. However, i asked ex if it ended up in the fridge and he said yes. Come to find out in the morning it was still sitting on the kitchen counter! I wasn't comfortable eating a placenta that had been sitting out all night, so I stuck it in the freezer hoping to plant a tree with it. i still haven't done it though.

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