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As my doctor was finishing up my c/s, I over heard them talking about the placenta and what they should do with it. One nurse said they could just discard it but RIGHT before they did I actually asked to SEE it LOL! I was so curious this entire pregnany as to what my placenta looks like (gross I know lol) But I found it really fascinating that this is the structure that connected me and my baby and that was my babys life source before birth..The nurses brought it over so that I could see it (they had it in some kind of container with a lid) and I thought it was SO COOL LOL! AND it was HUGE!
I found out the other day at an ICAN meeting that there is a lady here who dehydrates the placenta to put inside capsules that you take like medicine until it runs out and it helps with PPD and gives a BF'd baby extra nutrients. She also does keepsake artwork with the umbilical cord. I considered it but due to a health issue (thyroid) I wouldn't be a good candidate. It would screw with my levels bc the placenta would have absorbed some thyroid meds. Could make me be double dosing. Otherwise I think it's a splendid idea.
Its SO incredibly amazing that our bodies when pregnant know exactly what to do isn't it? If you ladies get to see yours also please let us know-I am curious as to what you thought of it when ya saw it! lol
just lurking ... lol.. I asked with my DS2... and had the same idea, it was gross but neat! and something i wont ever need to do again! lol but kind of amazing to see the home your baby had for 9(10) months <3
Congrats to all you ladies btw