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bcgartley 11-02-2013 05:04 PM

I am having such a difficult time deciding between lotus birth and cubing the placenta for consumption in smoothies. I am trying to find a solution that will be less stressful on both DD and myself. Has anyone waited until the umbilical naturally shriveled closed to sever it?

Annie Pyron 11-09-2013 12:54 PM

I am trying to make those decisions myself! Hopefully someone wise can give us some tips. My first choice is to clean and eat it in smoothies or something... helps with healing and pp depression, why would you not?! Have you found any good resources for preparing the placenta to eat? 


Annie Pyron 11-09-2013 02:03 PM

I was more joking, clearly it's not for everyone. Thanks for the support I guess.


sunshinemoma 11-10-2013 03:58 PM

Post partum healing and depression can be pretty difficult. Seeing how rough it can be for some new mothers I wonder, Honestly- if it "might" help...WHY not give something 'gross' a try??
Hahaha it's totally fine if it's too out there for some to try. But lots of things that are now the norm were once way out there. And at one time had no evidence as proof. Something's are simply worth a try! wink1.gif

sunshinemoma 11-10-2013 04:00 PM

It would be really interesting to hear a mother with experience in regard to lotus/placenta consumption reply to this!

weliveintheforest 11-10-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bcgartley View Post
 Has anyone waited until the umbilical naturally shriveled closed to sever it?

Yes, I think so. I waited about 36 hours after my 2nd's birth, and by that time the cord was dry, hard and quite thin. It was hard to cut, like a thick fingernail.  I didn't feel comfortable eating the placenta so I just stuck it in the freezer. Gloria Lemay has a blog post suggesting you could keep the placenta in a cooler bag with an ice pack while it is attached if you want the best of both worlds.

After my last couple of births I'm comfortable cutting the cord after the placenta is born but if you wanted it intact longer but still good to ingest it might be worth trying to keep cool.


Annie Pyron 11-11-2013 03:00 PM

Cool Mamas! What an adventure, I'm excited to see if I go for it! 


bcgartley 11-11-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunshinemoma View Post

...Honestly- if it "might" help...WHY not give something 'gross' a try??

I've actually heard that if you really need it, you won't be so grossed out. You'll just do it. So much better than the chemicals the doc hands out, anyway.



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