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MrsPil December 8th, 2006 01:28 PM

I would love to hear some ideas from placenta utilizing women - whether you plan to plant it, eat it, encapsulate it, or something else! Also has anyone here made a placenta print? I would kind of like to know how that works, I think it would be a really amazing keepsake!

abigailsilva December 8th, 2006 03:27 PM

I just planted DD's. If everything went exactly as I planned, i would do a placenta print, then make a tonic with part of it, and plant the rest under a tree similar to DD's. I def would never throw it away. It's like miracle food, and it's the vessel that nourished your baby for the whole pregnancy. It's special...that said, I'm not eating it. Unless i was hemoraging. But i have some chemical issues, so I'm def doing the tonic or encapsulating for hormone stability.

Butter December 8th, 2006 06:10 PM

Fritz's placenta is in my parents' freezer. We'll be planting it under a tree next fall probably.

Kimbo December 8th, 2006 09:25 PM

I hope you don't mind me posting here. I had desparately wanted a homebirth, but unfortunately my little Boo had other plans. Someday... maybe... we'll try again. Anyways, i had planned on planting a rosebush over the placenta in my parents yard. When I asked to see the placenta during my c-section they looked at me like I had rocks in my head. I know it may sound silly, but the thought of my placenta becoming medical waste makes me want to cry. :confused:

Kimbo

abigailsilva December 9th, 2006 05:57 AM

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I hope you don't mind me posting here. I had desparately wanted a homebirth, but unfortunately my little Boo had other plans. Someday... maybe... we'll try again. Anyways, i had planned on planting a rosebush over the placenta in my parents yard. When I asked to see the placenta during my c-section they looked at me like I had rocks in my head. I know it may sound silly, but the thought of my placenta becoming medical waste makes me want to cry. :confused:

Kimbo[/b]

That's not silly! Docs are just weird! I'm GLAD to see you posting here, you don't have to have had a HB to be here, just be interested. Planted over a rosebush is actually what we did with DD's placenta, how funny. I didn't even think of it, but my mother made them save it...it was a hospital in a rather small town, I don't think anyone had ever asked to take it home and they were just so surprised they did it, LOL. I'm sure it was against regs though... We had it in our freezer for two years and my mom would try to show it to whoever walked through the door, she's so weird......


So, WELCOME! keep posting, stick around, we're glad to have you! Can i ask why the c-sec? I'm due in about 8-10 weeks and that's one of my fears... :o :smile:

tim_horton December 9th, 2006 12:08 PM

I'm sorry, but the thought of eating something that comes from inside your body seems wrong to me. Is there anyone who can explain this to me?

I did read that hospitals don't always burn the placenta. Many hospitals sell it to be used to make cosmetics. That's a little disturbing also.

LaLa December 9th, 2006 02:59 PM

Mine is in my freezer until spring, at which time Ill plant it :)

Lala...

Candice December 9th, 2006 03:30 PM

I don't think the hospital should have the right to sell your placenta... It's not thiers to sell.

Animals eat the placenta.... and techinically we are animals..lol

That being said... I didn't keep either girl's placentas.....Althought i did look at it. it was totaly cool! it's a relativly small organ to hold such a plump little thing!

abigailsilva December 10th, 2006 08:05 AM

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I'm sorry, but the thought of eating something that comes from inside your body seems wrong to me. Is there anyone who can explain this to me?

I did read that hospitals don't always burn the placenta. Many hospitals sell it to be used to make cosmetics. That's a little disturbing also.[/b]

I believe it! I've just been reading about how they sell the foreskins or baby boys to cosmetic and research companies, EW!

I don't think i could actually EAT mine, I won't be grilling it up like a steak or anything. I was just going to plant it but i did some digging and it's apparently like the miracle "food" for after birth. One bite can stop PPH in it's tracks! And women who encapsulate it and then take those after the birth report feelings of immense well being when taking and they report bouncing back even faster. I guess it's kind of like eggs. Eating the unfertilized eggs of a chiken skeeves me out too, but they're good for me so I do it :blush:

sara~b December 10th, 2006 05:11 PM

I had a hospital birth with my DD. I was too afraid to do anything else since my family has a history of horrendously long labors (like 40+ hours). Anyway, I let the doctor bring in an EMT in training to the delivery room so I got to watch as they pointed out all the parts of the placenta and where the sac was attached. I think I spent more of Gemma's first 15 minutes learning about the placenta then I did staring at her! Kind of weird, I know, but I love learning new things! I never thought to ask to take it home. I'm thinking home birth if I ever have another baby since my labor was extremely quick and easy. Maybe next time I'll plant it!

PS... I don't think I've ever posted here before so quick intro... I'm Sara, almost 22, and DD is Gemma. She'll be 2 in March. My SO (not Gemma's dad) is Zack, 27. Hi ladies!

abigailsilva December 10th, 2006 08:29 PM

Hey SaraB! Welcome! It's nice to have you here, let us know if there are any HB questions we can answer!

sara~b December 11th, 2006 12:18 PM

Actually the NCB ladies directed me down here. They've answered alot of my questions and such. I'm sure when I eventually get pregnant again I'll have tons but for right now I'm just kind of learning through lurking! Thanks!

MrsPil December 11th, 2006 12:22 PM

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I know it may sound silly, but the thought of my placenta becoming medical waste makes me want to cry. :confused:

Kimbo[/b]
That's not silly at all - I feel for you! I think that doctors see to much sometimes and they forget that ones man's medical waste is another woman's treasure. It makes me angry to think that you can't take home something that is yours. Frustrating!


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