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I'm strongly considering eating some of my placenta after baby is done with it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:, though I reserve the right to change my mind when faced with it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. Does anyone have any tips or recipes? It's an ackward thing to bring up in the Mom and tots crowd, but google isn't helping much.<br>
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There are some good old threads here somewhere to be found. I think the best route is just cutting off little chunks and swallowing them whole with a strong beverage to cover the taste. It's no worse than a stinky prenatal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Good luck!
 

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i ate some of mine to stop some bleeding, raw chunks. had little taste, texture like chicken. my parents ate some of mine... not sure of a recipe though. i would imagine, if you want a real meal, saute like you would tofu or chicken; garlic, olive oil, some vegies, maybe served on some rice... but i also imagine that some of the health benefits would be lost from cooking. it all depends how rugged you want to be and what your goal is from the experience. if you have a midwife, ask him/her, they probably have seen it all. good luck.
 

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Oh My God. Just when I thought my nausea was gone....<br><br><br>
why again do people "eat" their PLACENTA???<br><br>
No Seriously. Is there a medical reason?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh My God. Just when I thought my nausea was gone....<br><br><br>
why again do people "eat" their PLACENTA???<br><br>
No Seriously. Is there a medical reason?</div>
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No, It's just yummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br>
Of course there is a reason! It's can stop postpartum hemorrhage, prevent and cure postpartum depression and balance hormones.
 

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I plan on eating a raw chunk immediately after the cord is cut, then I think I'm going the smoothie route: orange juice, strawberries, and raw placenta.<br>
I also plan on freezing "leftovers" to drink for the first few days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
I dunno, it sounds wrong to cook it, but Dh (and a couple who will be there) are all about tasting a bit if it's cooked. I haven't decided if I want to share or not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> But, if they are doing the chopping/preping then I suppose they are entitled to a small taste.<br><br>
The deciding factor for me is the stop of PPH and PPD. Just think of all the nutrients in there! And, no one is harmed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> My question is: why <i>wouldn't</i> you eat the placenta?
 

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I put placenta in a blender with banana, strawberries, yogurt, and milk.
 

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The whole thing? I recall the placenta being huge. How much do you all eat to get these benifits?<br><br>
Sarah
 

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Sorry I should have been more specific.<br><br>
I just put a few chunks in each smoothies.
 

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smoothie sounds like a good route - wouldn't have thought of it.<br><br>
after i ate a bit for bleeding we froze the rest and on dd's 1st birthday we planted it under a beautiful tree on our farm.<br><br>
i also wanted to do a placenta print but there was a bit of chaos right after birth so that task was nixed.
 
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