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Sooooooooooo glad I found this thread, and WITH pictures. Too bad I didn't get to see the ones people deemed "gross." I am a doula and was thinking of getting into doing this as a service that goes along with my doula work.

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It would be a great add-on service!!! The place where I bought our instructions and kit offers certification classes
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I EDITED THE ORIGINAL POST TO ADD MORE THOROUGH INSTRUCTIONS,MORE PICTURES AND TIPS.

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Old 04-02-2010, 07:44 AM   #134
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wow, good husband!! mine wanted nothing to do with the process! although he did help wash dishes afterwards.

and yes, they taste horrible! i thought i shouldn't taste them at all because they are in capsules, but i totally can!
It helps to add fennel to the powder during the grinding process. Fennel is also a galactaogue.
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It would be a great add-on service!!! The place where I bought our instructions and kit offers certification classes
Certification is not necessary to offer this service. I am self-taught. I did attend Cornelia Ennings workshop on placenta medicine in Denmark last year. In addition with having been to culinary college and taken a course in sanitation I feel pretty confident.
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Thanks for posting instructions. Your pictures help a lot!

I wonder if there is a less processed way. Why does it need to be steamed before dehydrating?

Is it preserved better in capsules or it is done for convenience?
I just though that for people how have no problem with liver taste, powdered placenta can be an option?
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Thanks for posting instructions. Your pictures help a lot!

I wonder if there is a less processed way. Why does it need to be steamed before dehydrating?

Is it preserved better in capsules or it is done for convenience?
I just though that for people how have no problem with liver taste, powdered placenta can be an option?
You don't have to steam it, it's just one of the ways it can be done. I steamed my first one, but this last one I just blended it up raw. I will do it that way from now on, it was a much simpler process.
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Thanks for posting instructions. Your pictures help a lot!

I wonder if there is a less processed way. Why does it need to be steamed before dehydrating?

Is it preserved better in capsules or it is done for convenience?
I just though that for people how have no problem with liver taste, powdered placenta can be an option?
Steaming it is done according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) process.

it is traditional to put certain herbs in the steaming water to help "fix" the placenta essence but a TCM teacher that i talked to the other day said it was just adding more of a medicinally warming property to the placenta. it definitely makes it smell nicer as some placentas have a very strong smell while steaming. the herbs traditionally used most are a thumb sized nub of fresh ginger (although dried powdered ginger is also good and even more medicinally warming), a pepper (traditionally a chinese red pepper would be used - i forget its name - but you can substitute a jalapeno pepper), and an organic lemon (peel and all). all of this is diced up and added to the water before steaming and is discarded with the water after. alternatively, i was taught that if the mom had more than normal bleeding or clotting then using a tsp of myrrh powder would be beneficial. if she had excessive tearing then frankincense and myrrh would be recommended. some people add these aromatic powders to the other herbs and others use them alone in the steam water.

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You don't have to steam it, it's just one of the ways it can be done. I steamed my first one, but this last one I just blended it up raw. I will do it that way from now on, it was a much simpler process.
Think about the act and process of blending something. The metal grinding the placenta is thought to create "negative, agressive, angry" energy and is therefore added to the placenta.

When I prepare a placenta encapsulation I try to be peaceful and mindful of what Im doing. Im normally an anxious person running a million miles a minute. I like to meditate on the act I'm doing and how it will nuture the mother in her recovery after bith.

I like to use fresh ginger and lemon rather then processed and powdered.

Just some thoughts.
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Quick question! I was going to have this done with my last birth. I suffer from PPD after every birth. Problem was, the Mama I was going to have do it for me had her grandmother pass away and was out of town for a while. So I froze the placenta. It's still in the Deep freeze 14 months later! Would it still be viable?
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