Placenta Encapsulation

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ftmom's picture
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Placenta Encapsulation

So, I am thinking of having this done. Its kind of gross, so I would have to get over that, but it is supposed to be really good for you and help you through the postpartum period.

Anyone have it done after previous pregnancy? Anyone else thinking, or planning, to do it? Anyone know anyone else who has had it done?

The only lady that I could find is an hour away and I'm not even sure that she will be willing to come here to do it. I wonder if I could convince my husband to drive my placenta to her? I am pretty sure DH will be grossed out by the whole thing, but you never know, sometimes he surprises me, especially if I give him time to do the research. He insists that I had PPD after DS was born, although I dont think I did, so the fact that this could reduce the chances of PPD may sell him on it. I am mostly just after the extra energy it is supposed to bring. With a 5 yo, a 2yo and a newborn, I could use as much energy as I can get Smile

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I dunno how much the lady is charging to do that that you found, but I was looking online and there is a lady who actually sells kits so you can DIY at home. I'll post the link!

http://shop.placentabenefits.info/products.asp?cat=11/

I had heard of people eating the placenta, but never about the capsules or the benefits of it. I wouldn't be able to stomach it, but if you can, I applaud you!

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I know someone who did this. A friend's sister. She loved it. She lives in LA and it's all the rage there. Good luck.

ftmom's picture
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Yea, I dont think I could do the actual encapsulating myself. The whole thing kind of grosses me out to tell you the truth Smile But I still have 6 months to get used to the idea, right?

So the lady got back to me, and with travel expenses it will be $210. I'm just not sure if this is worth it. Is it really THAT much of a benefit? I just dont know :/

Joined: 01/20/12
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Interesting idea, I had never heard of it before. What kind of benefits is it supposed to give you?

ftmom's picture
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Its supposed to help prevent PPD, increase energy, increase milk supply, speed recovery.....there's some other ones too, but those are the ones I am interested in Smile

I am starting to think maybe not on this one. I was reading about trying to actually get your placenta after birth and it seems like a huge hassle to go through at that time. Plus, it is a lot of money for something that is essentially a vitamin pill, kind of :/ I donk know, I might talk to my Dr and see what he thinks.

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I haven't done this and I probably won't, but it depends on the hospital how easy it is to get your placenta (is that what you mean by "get your placenta"-actually get it from the hospital?) I just asked for mine and the hospital just gave it to me in a plastic hazards container no problem and I brought it home and put it in the freezer. On DS' first birthday, we had a little ceremony and threw it off a cliff into the ocean Smile I'd say ask your OB/MW what the hospital policy is, but good chance it won't be that hard to get. I plan on getting this one and throwing it into the Atlantic on Baby's first birthday (we were still in CA with DS, so his went into the Pacific).