Placenta Encapsulation - Not for the Squeamish..

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TLotus's picture
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Placenta Encapsulation - Not for the Squeamish..

This is baby #5 for me and I have never thought of doing this...until now!

My doula offers placenta encapsulation as one of her services and I was curious about it so I asked. Now, after much research on it, I've decided to do it! It's supposed to help with all kinds of postpartum issuses...from baby blues to lactation. And the pills can be freezed and used as natural hormone replacement during menopause. Here's a site with interesting info:

http://placentabenefits.info/articles.asp

Anyone tried this before? Think about trying it? Curious to know your thoughts.

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I unfortunately don't have any first hand experience as a FTM, but I'm probably doing this. One of the midwives at my birth center (not the one I'm seeing) has a home business, including major dedicated space, just for encapsulation.

My only concern is that its an expense, like everything else. :eek:

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very interesting...thanks for sharing!

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Eh...nothing can really gross me out, Tamara! Having said that though, I don't think I will be doing this for economic reasons, like Jasmine said, and because it would freak Matt out. hehehe. But I'm curious to know about your experience and if you felt it helped you post partum. Please KUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yea... expense or not I couldn't do this... it would just be a little too "Hannibal Lecter" for me lol!

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I've heard in the past some mothers will have a fry up afterwards, it's supposedly so good for your body. Not for me thanks I haven't even clicked the link. Anyway I guess at least this seems a little more 'medicinal'. Honestly I don't think I could even plant mine under my favourite tree as many people supposedly do.

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

Yea... expense or not I couldn't do this... it would just be a little too "Hannibal Lecter" for me lol!

That was my initial reaction too! When I researched the history and theory behind it...it made sense, though.

I couldn't put it in a shake or eat it....yeah, that WOULD be a little "Hannibal Lector" LOL! But taking it in capsule form seemed more tolerable to me.

Well, it's my fifth and final...might as well go for it, right? LOL!

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For 5th and Final...GO FOR IT!!!

I'm super curious about if you use it and if it works.

sweetsriracha's picture
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something else I was thinking about was freezing my placenta for a month or two and paying for encapsulation if I start showing signs of the baby blues... not sure how SO will feel about a placenta in our tiny little freezer, but it may just be the way I go, haha.

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I don't think I'd mind the capsule either. My cousin is one of those who drank it blended up in a shake - THAT grosses me out.

Go for it!