Re: Placenta Encapsulation
I did it with my son. I actually steamed it, cut it up, and baked/dehydrated it myself. Then I ground it up in a coffee grinder and scooped it into pills. It made 100 exactly! (Immediately after his birth we cut off a quarter sized chunk and made a smoothie.)
I also had no PPD this time around, after suffering from a severe case with DD2. I also used it to increase milk production and my post-partum bleeding was very short-lived and light.
ETA: Throughout my whole pregnancy the thought of eating the placenta raw made me feel ill. I also was 100% sure I did not want to touch the dang thing and would pay someone else to encapsulate it for me. Honestly, after my son was born for some reason I wasn't grossed out anymore and I just went ahead and did everything myself. Having the placenta in a smoothie, you couldn't even tell it was in there. I was just thinking, hey people eat raw fish or cut up raw meat to cook! How is this any different?
Heather, wife to James & mommy to:
Jaden (8.06), Mara (8.07), Fenn (5.09),
Elias (7.10), & Levi (11.11) 80lbs lost!
*i* Loved and Lost (6/12), (9/12), & (2/13) *i*
Last edited by AcrossTheUniverse; 09-01-2009 at 02:17 AM.