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Old 09-05-2009, 03:08 PM   #41
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I was wondering, do you HAVE to dry it in a dehydrator? Or can you do it a cool oven? I was thinking of laying the slices on baking racks and propping the oven door open with a spoon or something so that it doesn't get hot and for airflow.

Although, I have to say that after SEEING the pictures, I'm having a harder time imagining doing this.

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Old 09-05-2009, 03:11 PM   #42
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I was wondering, do you HAVE to dry it in a dehydrator? Or can you do it a cool oven? I was thinking of laying the slices on baking racks and propping the oven door open with a spoon or something so that it doesn't get hot and for airflow.

Although, I have to say that after SEEING the pictures, I'm having a harder time imagining doing this.
You can do it in a low oven. Lowest temp you can get. Dehydrators better retain the nutrients then a low oven.

Pay someone else to do it for you
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #43
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Thanks, I've looked and looked in my area and there aren't any doulas who 'officially' offer the service. I do, however, have a friend who is a doula who is willing to do it for me. But neither of us have a dehydrator and I don't really want to buy one for just this one use. Which reminds me, I need to call her and confirm that she can still do, since she is in process of selling her house. Yikes!

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Old 09-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #44
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My doula did this for me w/C4 and it's the best thing, ever! We didn't buy capsules or a neat capsule tray. We used the capsules from expired herbs, dumped them out and filled by hand.

I'd heard about this during this last pg and thought, "Oh, no way!" The thought made me gag! But, I've had two episodes of very severe PPD and the Lord kept working on me. Then, my doula told me in her visit in January that she was offering a 'new service' to her clients and I knew in my spirit I was meant to do it!

Five days post partum the symptoms started. I called her and she prepped my placenta and brought it over the next day. W/I 3 days I was back to normal! Amazing! My milk was over abundant. I got 148 pills out of my placenta, which is considered a lot as my doula usually gets 100-120. I took one daily (that's all I could tolerate) for several months and then started to take less. I still have some left and when I'm feeling anxious, antsy....you know "just off." I take one and w/i hrs I'm okay. It's sooooo much better than Zoloft!
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My husband encapsulated my last one and will do the next one too. It was so easy! He skipped the cooking/steaming process though and just put the whole thing, after he cleaned and removed the cord, in the dehydrator.
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great info! thanks! and I actually really enjoyed the pics. I always wondered what the process looks like, exactly. i'll have to see if anyone around here does it or if my DH is willing to do it. I might get lazy pp.
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Okay, I'm in Modesto, CA. How can I find someone locally to do this? How much does this usually cost?
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I did mine on the lowest temp in my oven (about 170).

As far as the placenta smoothie, I was totally unsure about doing it until right after the birth. You couldn't even tell there was anything but frozen fruit and juice in there.
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Okay, I'm in Modesto, CA. How can I find someone locally to do this? How much does this usually cost?
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Hey there! I lived in Modesto for 9yrs.

There is one specialist in Sacramento, she charges $250.
http://placentabenefits.info/TamaraMorales.asp
http://placentamom.weebly.com/

However, I have two friends in Turlock. They aren't specialist but I'm sure they could do it for you for MUCH cheaper!
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You've piqued my curiosity, and now I want to do this! I just emailed my neighbor (a nurse at the hospital I'll be giving birth at) to see if anyone's asked to bring their placenta home. But I can't find anyone in my area (West Michigan) who does it, and I don't think I'd be able to stomach it, let alone have the time to do it. Anyone know of anyone in the southwest part of Michigan who does it? Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, South Haven areas?
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