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July 22nd, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Has anyone tried this??

Does it really help ease PPD?

I'll admit, when I first heard about it, I was a little put off by it. But the more I research it, it seems like it is something that I'd like to try. Just wondering if anyone on here has any experience with it.
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July 22nd, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Didn't do it with Brylie - had pretty bad PPD, horrible milk supply in the beginning, and i was crazy moody (probably b/c of the PPD)
Did it with hunter - 0 ppd, TONS of energy, awesome milk supply, no real mood swings, decreased lochia

definitely doing it again
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July 22nd, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Wow! Thanks Chica! That sounds amazing! (although I had to look up what lochia is)
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July 22nd, 2013, 06:35 PM
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This is something I really want to do too because of the benefits I know I will probably get PPD because I have had issues with depression in the past. I've been looking for a doula in my area that can do it for me
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July 22nd, 2013, 06:50 PM
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I did not do it with ds and I had DMER really bad with him. I am for sure having mine encapsulated this time and really, really hoping to not have it this time or at least not as bad.
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:28 AM
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If I had the $$$ I would consider it....
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:31 AM
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No Way! Not for me!
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:44 AM
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I'd do it, but I take thyroid meds throughout pregnancy and It would just muck with my levels. I had zero PPD, so it's not something I feel i need. Now if they had something I could take while pregnant I totally would! Because I get pregnancy depression and once I am not pregnant, I am just THRILLED to bits.
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Not for me. I haven't had any PPD or other issues.
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July 24th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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I can't bring myself to have anything to with the placenta... I tried looking at from the benefits, to help with ppd because I am a little concerned thats whats next.

...but I can't get over the fact it was inside of me.

I do think the women who do it, or even consider it are great for doing that.. just not for me
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July 24th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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I'm sooooo scared of PPD that if someone told me that I could prevent it by licking between my husband's toes everyday, I would do it.
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Not for me either and I also have thyroid issues, but no ppd history
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July 25th, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Can't do it. I'm prone to having PPD but I still can't do it. While I've read good things about it, I've also read a few horror stories. I'll go on antidepressants if need be.
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July 25th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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While I've read good things about it, I've also read a few horror stories.
What kind of horror stories?
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July 25th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Not exactly "horror" but I have read that it has the opposite effect as intended on some women. Like worse than normal PPD. That isn't what turns me off of it and I have read way more positive stories than negative. What turns me off is that it's placenta. I just can't.

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July 25th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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How would you go about this if you aren't having a homebirth or using a midwife? I will be having a repeat C-section. I'm just curious if it's even possible.
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July 25th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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You can take the placenta with you from the hospital

I have heard that for some women, it can mess wtih milk levels because of the levels of progesterone in it. Also if you have Pre E you also do not want to do this because the placenta is what causes the BP issues, so to ingest it would be to continue the issues you were having in pregnancy. It's definitely not for everyone--informed decisions, right?
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July 25th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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How would you go about this if you aren't having a homebirth or using a midwife? I will be having a repeat C-section. I'm just curious if it's even possible.
if you're going to pay a professional to do it, you simply ask the hospital to save your placenta (its legally yours, they cant throw it away if you ask to keep it - you dont have to tell them why, many religions plant them to put "nutrition back in to the earth") and the placenta encapsulationist will come pick it up from the hospital and usually the pills are ready within 48 hours or so
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July 25th, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Thanks for that. I didn't realize that the hospital would give it to you. I was under the impression that they sent it to the lab for whatever reason and then discarded it.

I had Pre-e with DD so I'm hoping to avoid that this time. I also had pretty bad PPD, so bad it ended up leading to part of the reason I got divorced when she was 2. It was undiagnosed but I know now that's what it was. I was so embarrassed though. I'm praying to get around it somehow. I'm willing to pretty much do anything.
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July 25th, 2013, 01:47 PM
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sometimes they will send them to the lab if something is weird, but in general they just put them in "medical waste" bags and throw them away. they sent mine to the lab with brylie because it was really small and wrinkly (they said it looked like a smokers placenta, but im the furthest thing from a smoker you will ever find..my mom died of lung cancer caused by smoking ) but the testing all came back normal, and she is normal..so who knows

heres a GREAT website that goes over placenta encapsulation and when it may or may not be the best idea to consume it

its actually not contraindicated to have your placenta encapsulated if you've had pre-e, since nobody knows the true cause of pre-e...i know several mommas who have gone on to have it done because with pre-e usually comes induction and with induction comes a much higher risk of PPD
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