Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

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    I know many moms who made placenta smoothies or had a trusted caregiver encapsulate it. I didn't because both of mine ended up being hospital births but I have seen and read enough to believe there are real benefits to it.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I'm sure there are benefits but I seem to be doing just fine without consuming my placenta so really... I'm good. I'm sorry, I don't mean to poke fun but that is just so NOT for me lol

    I am thinking for me it would cause malnutrition because I don't think I could stomach the thought
     
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    My Doula would encapsulate it. She is trained in doing that if requested and charges about $150 for the procedure. It is just like taking a herbal pill. No taste really. From what I am learning I think it is something I would definitely look more into and strongly consider for my last birth in the future.

    Greenmagic why did it matter that you had a hospital birth on why you couldn't do it? My Doula does it for the clients that request it and all of their births are in a hospital setting. She was just called in today(that is how the discussion started) by a lady who had given birth 20 minutes prior and got her name from a friend. She wanted her to encapsulate it for her. So she went in to talk to her about it.,
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Awww! That was ADORABLE!
     
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    I miiiiight eat my placenta, but if I could get it safely encapsulated, I'd definitely do it.

    Every other species does it, and no harm comes to them. I doubt I could get over the smell/taste/texture to eat it normally. I absolutely believe it's most likely beneficial to consume it.
     
  6. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I generally don't eat things that come out of my body.

    That said, I have heard of people having placenta parties. Eating your own placenta... ok whatever, eating somebody elses? No. Just... no.
     
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    I have totally considered it - but only if encapsulation was an option. Consuming it raw sounds 1. icky and 2. risky if it's not handled just right.
     
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    Yeah, but hamsters often eat their babies and cats lick their babies' butts. I'm not really one to follow the things other species do :p
     
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    Zach's grandfather is such a hoot. He's only been given a couple months to live, so I don't think he will make it until baby comes, but I'm really hoping we've given him a reason to hang on. He's my favorite.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    :rofl1: Nothing truer has ever been said.
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    No, just NO! You won't be seein me eat that, just not for me.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    THIS.... THIS.... And did I mention... THIS!!! Lol

    I try not to fling poo either lol
     
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    I asked my doctor about placenta encapsulation and she basically said that it doesn't do any harm, but it doesn't necessarily do any good either. I couldn't find any studies about it at all and chose not to pursue it. She also pointed out that the main reason other species do it is to clean up the afterbirth smell as it's a beacon to predators. Seemed reasonable to me.

    ETA: That wasn't the doctor, it was the certified midwife that I saw for one of my appointments.
     
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    Aww! I hope he is able to hold out. I LOVED his reaction. "What did I miss!?"
     
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    No placenta for me, ack. For what it's worth, I've seen my share of other species (dogs, cats) vomit the placenta they just ate.
     
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    This was always my assumption as well, so when my time comes to have kiddos I don't plan on going near it. :p
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    The words 'placenta smoothie' actually made me gag. Seriously.

    No freaking way.
     
  18. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Then you just eat it again, right? Mia frequently eats her own puke.
     
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    Lillian woke up at 12, 3, 4, 5, 6 last night.

    Ugh.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I really shouldn't have read this thread while eating breakfast
     

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