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#1 of 2 Old 12-17-2008, 03:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey Placenta Mamas - let's share our stories of how we have used our placentas so far and how we are feeling...

I had my doula cut off a big chunk after we finally cut the cord (We left it attached for three hours and there was still blood in it when we cut it! And I had one of the "toughest" cords my MW has seen - she literally had to use two hands with the scissors and saw at it a bit, lol! She was quite impressed with my cord making ability!) and then she put it in the blender with an already made smoothie and blended it all up together. I drank the whole thing in about 5 minutes because it tasted like a normal smoothie and I was so hungry! Seriously - there was no weird taste at all!

So far I have felt great PP - I have only had one "weepy" moment and it lasted for about 10 minutes. I was seriously feeling blue over my painful hemmorhoid, kind of a "poor me" moment. This is DRAMATICALLY different from my experience PP with my first birth - with that birth I had several episodes of crying that lasted for HOURS. I never felt specifically sad about an issue - just that general depressed feeling accompanied with non-stop crying. I was very blue and down for about two weeks. I am quite sure that my placenta smoothie has played a big part in the difference of how I am feeling after this birth. I am SO HAPPY that I had my smoothie. I haven't had any sense of my hormones shifting or changing - just a general feeling of mental well-being. Now when I get the energy I will dry and encapsulate the rest.
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Well, I didn't do anything with Ronan's placenta (it's sitting in the freezer at the moment), but I did have a bunch of placenta capsules from DS2.
I was doing ok the first few days, MIL had the kids and DH was being so attentive! I really felt like we had 3 days of babymoon, I've never experienced such a peaceful time before!

But on day 4 DH went back to work and I had all 4 kids to myself. All of a sudden, just like that. So after a pretty rough day (DS wasn't latching hardly at all, plugged ducts, etc.) I decided it was time to try the caps.
Well I took 4 the next morning, and 4 in the afternoon and I felt so much better! Even just a couple of hours after my first 'dose' I could tell a drastic difference in how I felt.

I'm still getting emotional here and there, but nothing like I experienced with my first 3. And I've noticed that it's when I skip taking them that it happens.

So 4 caps 2x/day seems to be working really well for me.
I am so thankful to have something that works, if it hadn't I would be ready to talk to my Midwife about some temporary anti-depressants because it just gets pretty bad for me.

So yeah, I'm really happy with the results
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