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Does anyone know a good resource for learning how to clean, dry and encapsulate your placenta?

My MW will do it but it costs more money and I'd like to save it if I can do it myself or have one of my partner's do it for me.
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i found this thread that may contain some useful information/resources. i've picked through it here and there but it's immense!!

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www.placentabenefits.info has kits you can buy (or just info!)

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I've found a couple methods in my searches.

They all involve rinsing it & cutting off the membranes & cord.

1)Steam it with lemon & ginger for about 30 minutes, cut into slices, dry, grind & encapsulate.
2)Cut into slices, dry, grind & encapsulate.
(I have no idea what the steaming is supposed to do for it)
3)Blend into liquid, pour onto tray, dry, grind & encapsulate.

Not sure which I'm doing to do.

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I've found a couple methods in my searches.

They all involve rinsing it & cutting off the membranes & cord.

1)Steam it with lemon & ginger for about 30 minutes, cut into slices, dry, grind & encapsulate.
2)Cut into slices, dry, grind & encapsulate.
(I have no idea what the steaming is supposed to do for it)
3)Blend into liquid, pour onto tray, dry, grind & encapsulate.

Not sure which I'm doing to do.
When I do them I do it like #1. The steaming is the Traditional Chinese Preparation and the herbs you use (lemon, ginger and hot peppers) are all hot herbs. I also steam mine before I cut off the membranes and cords. It is just easier to work with that way.
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I'm going to do it like #1, too.

My older brother just did this with his wife's placenta. He said that the steaming got out a lot of the water (so much that it overflowed the pot he was steaming it in!) Maybe that makes it dry faster?

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We're following the general method found here: http://bigbellyservices.com/placenta%20prep.htm
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Does anyone know if it matters if the placenta has been frozen? I want to plant a tree in our backyard with it, but if I have any issues with PPD, I would prefer to have it encapsulated.

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Just had our baby last week. Hubby and I followed this: http://mamamojo.wordpress.com/2008/0...-one-complete/

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