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***edited as I read further I realize this is a joke site but still, quite a weird thought, lol***

 

 

Going too far?  I am not sure if this was a joke, but came across it when searching for what my placenta options were if there was meconium in the fluid at birth since I had originally planned a few raw smoothies.  Now I know there are mamas out there who gag at the thought of consuming placenta, though it doesn't phase me, but this one had me gag a little in my mouth.  Just thought I would share cause it's something I have never heard of before and not even sure if its serious.

 

 

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I'm not UCing or even pregnant but this caught my eye and wow I want to barf now...No offense to anyone but I guess I just found out exactly how crunchy I am NOT.

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That would not be for me.


 

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That blog is pretty insulting :(

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That blog is pretty insulting :(



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ok, so.... I've never totally recovered my energy or totally banished the post partum sadness since the birth of my last child, nearly 2 years ago now.  I consumed most of my placenta and though I thought it helped with energy immediately pp.....  in the long run I wish i had an extra placenta or two to consume.  Not that I could ever bring myself to do it (though I have seen numerous dogs do it for their pups)... maybe there is something to this mecomium eating thing?  i hate to dismiss it offhand just cuz it sounds really gross.  So many people would stop me mid sentence when I talked about eating my placenta because the thought was literally making them want to barf--- 'but why?' i would protest... as it just seemed so natural to me.  So maybe this too could be helpful?.  I also can't completely dismiss the notion as I'm in my 5th month of yet another pregnancy having never regained my energy after the last one.  I am so desperately exhausted I am almost tempted to research this more to see if there really is anything to it.  Then again, i find that I am often that crunchy. :)

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ok, so.... I've never totally recovered my energy or totally banished the post partum sadness since the birth of my last child, nearly 2 years ago now.  I consumed most of my placenta and though I thought it helped with energy immediately pp.....  in the long run I wish i had an extra placenta or two to consume.  Not that I could ever bring myself to do it (though I have seen numerous dogs do it for their pups)... maybe there is something to this mecomium eating thing?  i hate to dismiss it offhand just cuz it sounds really gross.  So many people would stop me mid sentence when I talked about eating my placenta because the thought was literally making them want to barf--- 'but why?' i would protest... as it just seemed so natural to me.  So maybe this too could be helpful?.  I also can't completely dismiss the notion as I'm in my 5th month of yet another pregnancy having never regained my energy after the last one.  I am so desperately exhausted I am almost tempted to research this more to see if there really is anything to it.  Then again, i find that I am often that crunchy. :)

 

 

Please, please, please tell me you're joking and you wouldn't really eat baby poop. (In case you hadn't realised it's a joke site. It got me for a second until I saw the post about UCing quads.) Perhaps the more palatable option would be to get your iron checked as that may be your issue?

 

 

(Apologies for jumping in, saw this on new posts and was intrigued.)
 

 

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I know, which is weird because if you look at the bloggers profile she claims to be a homebirthing natural mama.  I can't figure out what her angle is, lol.  From reading her posts, you would think she is completely discusted with anyone who has more natural unmedicalized beliefs or practices.  Who knows what is going on there.
 

 


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To me, it just seems that her entire blog exists solely to take "crunchy" beyond extreme and make fun of it. I'm all about being able to laugh about yourself and some quirky things we as non-mainstream moms do, but the blog just seems to try and paint us all as lunatics and zealots.

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Ew gross! But funny!

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nope. would never really be able to bring myself to eat baby poop.  however, I doubt it would be at all harmful....just gross.

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nope. would never really be able to bring myself to eat baby poop.  however, I doubt it would be at all harmful....just gross.


Actually, I got curious, and did some reading about meconium. Just for gags, really, but I wanted to know. It used to be thought that meconium was sterile. In fact, it can and usually does contain several nasty organisms you wouldn't want to eat, including a variety of staph that stomach acid won't always kill, and enteroviruses.
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interesting, lyra.... :)  thanks!

 

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Mama Tao is a joke site.  She/they make up crazy posts to make fun of naturally minded families.  Especially women on MDC.  They get a kick out of thinking that some people are taking them seriously.  Go to, Fed Up with Natural Childbirth, on Facebook.  Dr Amy fans.

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Thanks for posting this.  I actually found some of what I was reading freaking hilarious!!!  I can't wait for my breastfed, cosleeping, babyworn, unvaccinated daughter to sleep so I can go back to the site and have a good laugh.


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Yep! Mama Tao is a regular poster on Dr. Amy homebirth basher blog. Its quite sad.


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Yeah it is sad... bitter people who lash out at others without any real provocation. Just the existence of people who feel differently and take the approach we take is provocation. And all the time spent on it! We'd be better off redirecting our attention to things which aren't about bullying and which actually care about us and attempt to understand us as human beings. peace.gif 


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What's sad is the amount of time some of us spend on those sad people lashing out at us. We are indeed better off ignoring them, dismissing them with an amused chuckle.


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Heather, in a way, I agree.


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Really? It's rare that I give such people the time of day, and I grow bored with them quickly when I do as they're only amusing momentarily. I've never met anyone who displays the desperation you are observing though, so at least it's not very common.


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ok, so.... I've never totally recovered my energy or totally banished the post partum sadness since the birth of my last child, nearly 2 years ago now.  I consumed most of my placenta and though I thought it helped with energy immediately pp.....  in the long run I wish i had an extra placenta or two to consume.

Do you think it would've helped at all to have placenta capsules to take over time? Placenta can also be frozen. 

 

Meanwhile, I'd ask over in health and healing about non-placental sources of placental nutrition. Off the top of my head, placentas have a lot of iron and anemia causes fatigue, for instance.

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I don't even know if I want to click on the link, lol

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Really don't.  I'm sorry I got involved in thinking about lightinmyhands's story that I totally forgot I'd be bumping up the crazy link.

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