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May 10th, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Saw this on the JM homepage: Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try : Postpartum : Pregnancy

Have you thought about doing it?
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May 10th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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I had pretty bad postpartum depression after having Zayd, so I'm willing to try whatever to avoid ever experiencing that again! I'll pay to have it done, though -- where's no way I'm handling something like that
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May 10th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I just can't. I won't judge anyone - -but that is NOT for me.
Ugh..it makes me a little queasy even to read about "steaming the placenta" right now.

Pardon me ladies...I have a date with the toilet.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I see the reasoning behind it for the supporters. I agree ^^... I just couldnt. No Way, not for me.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I appreciate the concept too, but there is no way I would do it myself, and I'm sure nobody in this area does that. Just the pictures made me gag But it sounds like a great idea for those who could have somebody do it for them.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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If there were enough studies proving the benefits then maybe. I just dont thinl I could stomach it.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I've heard a native American custom in which they would bury the placenta with a new tree. I think that would be cool, but I'm not interested enough to try to transport it home. I wonder if the hospital would even allow it.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I'm on the fence. I am not opposed to do it, nor do I really want to do it. My good friend who is a midwife feels very strongly about it, so I might end up doing it (she would prepare end encapsulate it for me).
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May 10th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I have heard the tree thing before. We rent and it would be creepy to know that my placenta grew a tree in someone else's yard.
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May 10th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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I've thought about having someone do it for me, however, the times I've looked it was pretty expensive. So I most likely won't. If I end up having issues with PPD after this baby, I'll definitely rethink it for the next one.
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May 10th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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It's just not for me. And every time I come to this site the pic is making me nauseous.
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Haven't ever looked at the pics, and don't plan to. I don't even think about it. When you've spent 3-4 months in the hell pit of PPD, and read up on as much promising research as I've found about placental encaps, the "grossness" kinda dissipates. Besides loosing my Dad months before giving birth, I was as happy as they get -- fantastic marriage, comfortable financially, planned pregnancy & excited as they get, etc etc, & I still experienced it. Not going to assume "it won't happen to me" again, & will gladly pop pills of whatever sort without dwelling on what they contain. Consuming soup, stew, or smoothies from it, however -- as done in many cultures & even some in the US -- is a whole 'nother topic
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May 10th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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No thanks, I'm good!!
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May 10th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I might do it. I think it's a pretty big deal out in Brooklyn (**** hipsters ) and I'm sure there are plenty of people I can pay to do it...

One of my last projects in the lab was trying to vaccinate neonatal mice - so I spend a lot of time checking on preggo moms to see when they gave birth. I watched them eat the placenta every time - so in theory it makes sense. But they also ate things other than the placenta...so you can't really trust to give you great maternal advice
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May 10th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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I'm planning to talk with my midwife about it... just don't know at this point. I'm with y'all on the "having someone else do it" bit though... don't even want to think about messing with that!
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May 10th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I will defiantly be doing this!! Not myself though..... The lady that does this lives right down the road from my birth center! Yay! Anything to help me with controlling my hormones! I don't have a problem with hormones right now but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will after the baby.
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May 11th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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To those who deal with PPD, I had it with my first, and it was horrible. With my second, my doctor put me on Zoloft (safe for BFing) right in the hospital and my experience with my second was waaaay better.... even though she was a horrible baby (sorry, but she was!! LOL VERY colicky, wouldnt sleep, etc)... The Zoloft just helped me handle it better. Sorry but I'd rather pop a med than pop a placenta, lol.
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May 11th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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When you've spent 3-4 months in the hell pit of PPD, and read up on as much promising research as I've found about placental encaps, the "grossness" kinda dissipates.
This is precisely why I said that I’m not judging. I didn’t have anything more than a little initial baby blues with my daughter – and I can only imagine how awful full on PPD is. So whatever a mommy needs to do to get safely through the PPD to being happy again, I’m good with that.
While I, along with all of the other women on here, would probably have an incredibly difficult time actually doing the placental encapsulation process themselves, I imagine we have all (at one point or another) eaten something slightly more disgusting than placenta. Even if we didn’t know about it. (Buffet food always strikes me as gross…all of those people…all of those hands…so many weirdos that don’t wash after going to the bathroom.)
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I am definitely considering it. Don't know for sure yet.
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