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HappyHippy April 27th, 2011 10:43 AM

Placenta
 
What did or are you going to do with your placenta after birth?

I encapsulated mine. I still have some pills left in the freezer.

HippyMomOf4 April 27th, 2011 11:39 AM

Re: Placenta
 
I'm encapsulating it...well my hubby and friend are doing it for me:)

navywifey2003 April 27th, 2011 11:48 AM

Re: Placenta
 
We are encapsulating as well.

andi2284 April 27th, 2011 06:01 PM

Re: Placenta
 
I'm planning to encapsulate mine also.

lrowe70 April 27th, 2011 08:58 PM

Re: Placenta
 
I'm interested in encapsulating, but don't really know how to go about it.

Martha83 April 28th, 2011 10:24 AM

Re: Placenta
 
I dont know that I'll do much of anything? I dont plan to encapsulate mine....not sure what we'll do with it? I probably should ask my midwife what normal protocol on that is? I have some gallon baggies here that are freezer bags so at least I have something that would contain it for the time being until I could get somewhere to bury it or something?! LOL

miraclebaby2011 April 28th, 2011 03:44 PM

Re: Placenta
 
what does encapsulate mean?

lrowe70 April 28th, 2011 06:11 PM

Re: Placenta
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miraclebaby2011 (Post 23764741)
what does encapsulate mean?

It can be made into pills that you can take to lesson bleeding, encourage milk production and keep post partum depression and other ailments at bay.

Quantum_Leap April 29th, 2011 12:55 AM

Re: Placenta
 
We'll probably just toss it. I know that placenta encapsulation has huge benefits, and I am all for it for other women, but personally I am just way too squeamish. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, so I can't even eat a hamburger, let alone my own placenta! :lol: Honestly, I have a hard time even eating eggs that are runny. More power to the rest of you, though!

Sassafrass May 4th, 2011 07:55 AM

Re: Placenta
 
I just toss mine.


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