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View Poll Results: what did you do with the placenta?
Planted it 19 23.75%
Cooked it and ate it. 1 1.25%
Nothing 40 50.00%
Other 20 25.00%
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#31 of 33 Old 06-17-2003, 07:16 PM
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Actually eating the placenta is very common in some childbirth traditions. It is thought to help the mother produce extra good stuff in her milk. Don't have the book handy to share the practices, (nak-ing) To each there own

With dd1 we were in hospital and were lucky to just look at it. Apparently mine was quite a spectacle because it was so huge. So that is where that extra 60 pounds came from!

With dd2 we planted it on a hillside of dh's grandparent's property.


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#32 of 33 Old 06-17-2003, 10:20 PM
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my placenta ended up being very used up this time around. it was very tiny and gritty, either from dates being off or possibly because i had some high blood pressure. so we won't be steaming and dehydrating it for consumption. we went ahead and froze it & will plant it sometime in the fall. i wonder if its ok to plant it in a oak barrel under a rose or fruit tree or is it best in the ground. anyone here use a container? i love the idea of spiralling and drying the cord for a medicine bag. i'm going to try that once it thaws, dries and sew it into an animal shaped 'bag'. thanks for the idea! its so neat to see the different ways we are empowered as women and how that manifests itself it the expression of nourishing ourselves, our lives, plant life and us spiritually and artistically!
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#33 of 33 Old 06-18-2003, 02:25 AM
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Didn't save #1 but planted a Mt. Ash over #2. And, OMG imagine how I felt when I saw the dog come running in w/a dirty nose. Luckily, I'd called her in before she got down that far. I am certain. Yes, I am. Our Mt. Ash is now safely fenced
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