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Old 02-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #31
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Re: Placenta encapsulation

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Maybe I haven't been taking mine right but I haven't noticed a difference. Or maybe my emotional issues are so much that the placenta pills are just too "weak" to help me.
Or maybe without the pills you would be feeling worse? It's hard to know. Sorry you are going though this. I felt great after my last birth, but I swear at 6 months, everything went bad. I hadn't thought about encapsulating my placenta as we moved away from my two encapsulation specialists, but I am rethinking this now.


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Old 02-16-2013, 05:53 PM   #32
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Re: Placenta encapsulation

Just wanted to share that I did my own placenta encapsulation and it went well. I followed these instructions(shows placenta pictures)
I did it by myself on day 2 pp. Steaming and dehydrating it wasn't challenging. I used my oven on the lowest setting with the door propped open for dehydrating. It maintained a temp of 150 that way and took about 4 hours to dehydrate completely. Filling the capsules wasn't hard, just time consuming. Dh bought me a bullet filler with an attached mini pan and it helped a lot. I got 100 capsules. They really helped the first week and now I just take them if I start having a rough day.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #33
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I had a difficult post partum period with ds#1. My experience was completely, entirely different in virtually every way with ds#2.

Thing is, I've never done placenta encapsulation but just wanted to say that sometimes it can be phenomenally, completely worlds different without it.
Jess, Happy wife & mom to 6 fun kids (ds11, ds9, dd7, ds5, ds3, and precious lil' ds born @ home 2/20/13)

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