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Not sure if this is the right place to post it, but I saw some other threads here about placentas. My son was born at 33 weeks so my birth had to be more medicalized than I wanted but I did get to see my placenta. When the nurse took it away in a bucket I felt so sad, like it was such a waste. I was proud of it even though I didn't know as much about it as I do now. Anyway, this is the first I've heard about encapsulating it? How do you do that? Are there companies that do that sort of thing? Can the hospital give you a hard time about taking your placenta? Like hazardous waste or whatever? My husband still thinks it's gross, but he'll come around, next time I'm gonna <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:!!!
 

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that is YOUR placenta and you have every right to it in the world.<br><br>
We didnt even ask....we just took the bucket.<br><br>
Noone even noticed.<br><br>
Better that than the hospital sell it to drug companies...
 

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ps, we buried ours...I didnt eat it.<br><br>
and you can encapsuel yourself. Just dry and grind and put into geletin caps you can buy at a pharmacy or herb shop.
 

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Dry like in a food dehydrator? It doesn't need to be freeze dried or anything special? Just do it like beef jerky?
 

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My dp prepared and dried mine for me (he thought it was a little gross too) and then a woman I had recently met encapsulated it for me. I met her at a yoga studio, she's also an acupuncturist, you might have some luck in those arenas if you're looking for outside help.<br><br>
IIRC, you soak the placenta in salt water for a bit, then steam in in a steamer with some saki. then cut it into strips and put in the oven for 18-24 hours on the lowest heat setting, leaving the door slightly ajar for ventilation. This is how we did it anyway. Some people warn about the stink, but honestly, it didn't smell bad at all. Kind of yummy actually.<br><br>
PM me your email address and I'll send you the step by step instructions I have!<br><br>
I still have some capsules left over in fact, took a few this morning.
 
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