I've seen this talked about on a few other boards and thought I would address it here to see if anyone else is going to be doing it. I decided on it pretty early because as someone who has anxieties and bipolar, anything natural I can do to ward off postpartum depression is worth trying. I really don't want to have to jump back on Rx medication after working so hard to get off them to get pregnant.
For those who don't know, Placenta Encapsulation is the process of drying, crushing and encapsulation your placenta into a nice little supply of pills that is supposed to (among other things) ward off postpartum depression, increase energy and stimulate milk flow (something I may also need after dealing with PCOS).
I was a little irked when my midwife first mentioned it, but the more I have looked into it, the more it absolutely makes sense (especially for me) since it is basically reintroducing all the vitamins and nutrients you lose during labor. But I have to say when I read recently about January Jones coming forth as someone who practiced this after her recent birth and the serious (and incredibly rude) backlash people where responding with, I was just so disheartened in people.