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Old 01-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #14
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Re: How to try to avoid ppd?

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Originally Posted by Kiliki View Post
What about suggestions for those who don't want to eat their placenta in any form?

I am concerned about PPD but I won't eat my placenta, dried, smoothied, or otherwise.

Anything else that could help?

I plan to have more support this time around, accept more help, and take a longer period of rest. Hoping that will help.
I'm looking for any type of way to prevent it. If you get any other information please pass it my way.

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Originally Posted by MyM&W View Post
I guess I'm the odd duck out. I encapsulated my placenta and I still got severe ppd.
I'm sorry. Did you try anything else?

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Originally Posted by RainandRedemption View Post
Well this thread just convinced me to encapsulate my placenta this time around! I had no idea it helped ease depression, wow!

I have read that you can dry it on low heat in your oven too. If that's true I might do that. Don't really have the $ to spend on a dehydrator and I know my parents would NOT like to loan me theirs for this

I think dehydrators are about $150 for a cheaper one

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Haha, yeah I'm not sure anyone would let me borrow one if they had one either. They'd probably look at me like I'm insane.


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Originally Posted by Ellasundies View Post
I had very bad PTSD after my second. It's possible I also had ppd they often go hand in hand. I had a homebirth with my third, in part to prevent ppd. I also saved my placenta in case I started getting ppd but I never encapsulated it because I never needed it. Just FYI you don't need a debydrator you can use your oven. The results aren't quite the same but it works.
I want the best possible outcome and if using a dehydrator is the best way then I would rather stick with that. I'm sure some people have used their ovens, but if it has to cook for a long time then that is a lot of our propane and we can't afford to use it all. I'm sorry you had such a rough time after your second child.
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