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    Melissa- if there are any birthing centers, natural birthing groups, mom groups, midwives or birth educators around you that's where I'd start. I actually googled some of the bigger towns around my town for placenta encapsulation and got quite a bit of info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azin_may View Post
    If you find someone, let me know! I'd be interested too. I'm not interested in doing it myself, but if someone would do it for me for a reasonable price I would totally be interested (that and I think it would freak out my IL's! Totally worth it! bahahaha!)

    LMAO oh TOTALLY!!!! My SIL would actually vomit; that in itself is the best reason to do it LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Pea Twins View Post
    How would you go about finding someone or someplace that does that??

    Honestly, I've thought about it, too... I have been on anxiety medication for the last few years, and I stopped cold turkey with them when I was about 6 weeks (mainly because I was so sick I couldn't stomach taking ANYTHING, even tiny meds!). Luckily, the pregnancy seems to have staved off my anxiety - I've only had ONE anxiety attack since stopping the meds, and it didn't turn into a full-blown panic attack - I was able to control it. And that was last week, so I went months without meds or attacks. But I have a feeling that once the baby is born, if I don't do something, I will be a MESS. I really, REALLY don't want to go back on the meds when I'm nursing if I can help it AT ALL, so I thought about this placenta thing.

    DH thinks the whole thing is disgusting with January Jones... I haven't mentioned that I'm thinking about it. *sigh* I'm just not sure how to handle it. Any thoughts?
    You don't have to tell DH that's what it is, jsut say it's a natural anxiety pill, which it is, you wouldn't be lying.
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    it seems that in my area it costs $200. Someone will come to my house to pick up the placenta, encapsulate it and return it to me.
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    Mine is costing $200 and she picks up the placenta and brings it back in capsule form plus she does a follow up visit to see how I am doing. My midwife turned me onto the idea and the woman doing it but I know you can look online as well for people in your area who do it. There are also tutorials to do it yourself with a food dehydrator but I'm planning to be busy with baby so I love someone else doing it (especially someone my midwife knows and trusts). I also got very lucky that my DH is very supportive and not creeped out at all. My mother warmed up to te idea after we talked about it and I don't really care what anyone else thinks. My father iscreeped out by it and thinks if it is not done in a lab then it must be a scam (lol!) but he knows Im going to do what I want and it's not his business to approve. I have had fun telling some of my friends J am going to eat my placenta and after the initial stare of shock and when I explain it, most have been supportie and curious which is awesome. My cousin and sister in law who both just had their kids say that they wish they had known about it because they would have been all over it.

    And Sweet Pea, I would just do your research and give your husband the facts. Tell him you worked hard not to be dependant on rx meds and if this natural approach has a chance of helping you then it is worth trying. It is not like he has to take them. And definitly stress that on rx meds you would not be able to breast feed. Also it helps people I have told when I say (very truthfully) that I have only heard mothers who have done it SWEAR by it! I can honestly say I have not seen or heard one woman say she wishes se hadn't done it.
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    how often would you take it? I've read that it can give you approx. 130 pills. Do you take 2 with every meal? LOL!
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    The amount of pills varies depending on the size of te placenta but yeah, I have heard an average of 120-130. I don't know how many/often you take since I haven't talked to the "placenta lady" yet but I'm imagining one or two a day. Will update what I hear when I sit down with my "placenta lady".
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    My MW has a brochure for someone who does it in town, so I would recommend at a MW's to start your search.

    I found myself a little down after DS1 and DD's birth - nothing huge, but exhaustion and change in habits was a little tough, on top of frustration of BFing properly, etc... I didn't want to spend the money on encapsulation but thought the idea had merit. A little more thought from a biological background and I decided that drying the placenta would involve heat which could denature proteins and enzymes. With cost and that in mind, I put my "EW GROSS!" hat in the cupboard, chopped up the placenta, got DH to get a whole bunch of strawberries and bananas to mask the taste, and blended it in the blender. I think I drank 1/2 one day, and half the other (I refrigerated it) by plugging my nose and trying my best to think it was a banana-strawberry milkshake. The recipe I had almost masked the whole flavour...

    On the other hand, I had no issues of feeling down after DS2's birth even though we had by far the most difficult time (FTT, breastfeeding, thrush, etc...)

    So if you don't have the budget and you are able to compartmentalize the GROSS! factor, I would highly advise trying that. I have to admit that DH being on board helped a lot in terms of having a cheering squad.
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    Cannot agree more that a supportive DH makes a WORLD of difference!!!!
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    Since posting, I've found a whole bunch of people in my area who do this - a couple of them offer raw placental encapsulation, where the placenta is not steamed before dehydrating...
    I can use the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method for preparing your placenta, in which the placenta is steamed, dehydrated, ground and put into capsules or the raw method where the placenta is not cooked before it is dehydrated, ground and encapsulated.
    It seems like that would definitely be more effective, as with anything, cooking it would decrease the nutritional value...

    I'm thinking this seems MUCH more doable, now... thanks for the insight and advice, ladies!

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    Gabby (4/03), Bella (4/03), Deborah (8/04)


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    I need to find someone in my area who does this. I have anxiety very bad too and I think this will help me. From what I read in the January Jones thing she said "I pop one when I feel blue.." so maybe something you don't take daily but as needed?

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