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Old 01-11-2010, 05:33 PM   #111
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My home birth midwife does it. Just confirmed with her today so heck yeah, bring on the placenta!

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:36 PM   #112
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My home birth midwife does it. Just confirmed with her today so heck yeah, bring on the placenta!
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:05 PM   #113
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I'm so happy for this thread! My husband and I found out about the benefits of ingesting the placenta a couple months ago and we've planned on doing this time around. He said he'd do it and I found a kit at No Sugar Added for just $25!! Do you know when it is best to start? I assume ASAP after birth?

http://www.nosugaraddedshop.com/stor...ying_Kit&s=137

By the way, I'd like to say THANK YOU for posting pictures because I haven't ever seen it done, only read about it, and I was having a hard time visualizing the process involved. I suppose when I was a teenager, a photo of a placenta would have sent me running for the hills (or maybe the toilet!). However we had my daughter, both my husband and I were AMAZED as we looked at the placenta. The midwife showed us the parts of it and explained what you can tell from it. This "gross" looking organ nourished my child for 9 months?? Suddenly it didn't seem gross anymore, it seemed incredible!
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #114
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This "gross" looking organ nourished my child for 9 months?? Suddenly it didn't seem gross anymore, it seemed incredible!
My thoughts exactly. Maybe I am weird but my first thought was "what a beautiful specimen".
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Id like to do it just to gross my husband out! This is cool- I didnt use mine but I did get to slime it around in my hand for a minute
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Id like to do it just to gross my husband out! This is cool- I didnt use mine but I did get to slime it around in my hand for a minute
This article and video is from a husband's perspective, and it made me laugh. Obviously, he's not as into it as his wife, but when you watch the video, you can see that he's at least supportive of his wife's decision. The article is pretty cynical and he makes a lot of jokes about it, but I think maybe it's a good one for men to read if they're completely turned off by the process.

I actually showed my husband the video so he could see some of the process so he's ready for it when we do it! He doesn't think it's gross at all, but I think my husband might be different than most (in a good way, of course ).
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i'm in the process of encapsulating! right now its dehydrating in the oven.

i wish someone had warned me about the smell. steamed placenta smells pretty gross!
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i'm in the process of encapsulating! right now its dehydrating in the oven.

i wish someone had warned me about the smell. steamed placenta smells pretty gross!
wait till you grind it up. that smell is even worse!
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can you dehydrate it too long and burn it? its really crispy and some pieces are black. is it still usable? i'm having trouble grinding it too.
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can you dehydrate it too long and burn it? its really crispy and some pieces are black. is it still usable? i'm having trouble grinding it too.
I am not sure. mine looked kind of black too. it is very hard to grind up. I couldn't do it all at once
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