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I am not sure were this should go, but I was sort of beinf silly and looked up placenta recipes on google, and there a lot of them. Anyway, one didn't sound too bad. Has anyone actually eaten their own placenta or eaten someone elses? Was it nasty? Was it like other meats?
Eating it kind of gives me the willies to be honest, although I am most intereged about it and thinking I might try it. Although my DH is totally grossed out about the whole thing. LOL

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I've heard that eating the placenta helps the uterus clamp down after birth and therefore prevents excessive bleeding. I've also heard that it helps with postpartum depression and helps with postpartum recover.

It sounds totally gross to me, and when I first heard about it I was shocked. However, if any of these claims are true, I'd be willing to try it. Other mammals do it, right?
 

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A friend of mine looked up some more info for me. Apparently to get all the benifits from the placenta reguarding cramping and PPD you need to eat it raw, which I know for a fact that I am not ready for. LOL
That website given has some pretty intense pictures, but the recipe was on that site, along with another site (The PLacenta roast... actually sounded good for a "real" roast).
I am tempted to try it, but I am not sure I could actually handle my placenta to prepare it. Makes me feel all ooky. Oh well, we will probably just bury it under a tree in the yard. Although we still have dc#3's umbilical cord in the freezer (after almost 3 years!) awaiting a tree to plant it under. Not sure I want a whole placenta in my freezer that long. LOL


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I might have totally made this up, but don't some animals eat the placenta? If so, wouldn't that suggest there is some benefit to it? Even so, don't think I could.
 

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Don't many herbivore animals eat their own placentas?

I think I'm going to give this a try, a small amount in a shake, because it seems like a bit of extra insurance against excessive bleeding (which I haven't had in the past) and PPD (which I have had).

I'm not a squeamish person.
 

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interesting. I don't think I could physically make myself eat a placenta... but I don't think it's gross... after all, it's not like you're gonna get a disease from yourself. I much better like the idea of planting it under a tree... and wanted to with all 3 boys but DH veto'd that idea. He thought it was just too weird. Imagine if I had told him I wanted to eat my placenta... I think he would have had me commited! :LOL

My dog did that too, but I've heard that animals do it just to get rid of the evidence, so that other animals do not smell it and threaten the babies.
 
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