An uncomfortable question on donation after childbirth…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you?/did you?
    Haven't thought about it : (34 votes)
    36 %
    Unsure : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Yes : (28 votes)
    30 %
    No : (27 votes)
    29 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i’ve heard of donating cord blood, which i actually wanted to do but my son was born on thanksgiving and we were told they don’t collect on holidays. what are the pros / cons of donating the placenta?

    Post # 4
    Member
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @Mrslovebug:  I voted no because I want to encapsulate my placenta, however if I didn’t want to encapsulate it, I would donate it, if it were an option.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted others … because I’ve never heard of it ! But I guess if I was being informed about it and why it would be a good donation for others, I think it’s something I could be willing to do. My organs donation card is already signed ; so I think yes, depending on the purpose, I could give it away after childbirth (if I wanted a child). 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Hyperventilate:  I agree, I hadn’t planned to do anything with it, so if the hospital wants it, sure, why not? 

    Post # 8
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Brittanyg20:  Excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean?

    OP, no I would not. I find it weird.

    Post # 9
    Member
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Definitely did not realize you could do this–so haven’t thought about it but wouldn’t be opposed to learning more about the pros and cons! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had no idea this happened! I don’t know anything about it, but I have signed my organ donor card and plan on giving every piece of myself after I die, so I don’t see why I wouldn’t do this! Going to look into it more.

    Post # 11
    Member
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I did a little googling and the one site I found says it has to be a c-section in order for it to qualify for donation. Not sure if all places are the same but thought I’d bring it up as it’s something to look into. Good luck!

    Post # 12
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @MrsPanda99:  you process the placenta (it can be DIY) and literally encapsulate it — that is, fill little capsules with it and take it as supplements. I watched a tutorial on this and it’s fascinating. 

    Post # 13
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @letigre:  OMG, I couldn’t. That would make me sick.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I voted no, but only because I would want to encapsulate mine. If something precluded me from encapsulation, then I’d donate it if possible!

    Post # 15
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @MrsPanda99:  it’s like a capsule filled with powder — no blood, no mess. Of course, you wouldn’t need to process it yourself. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @letigre:  The very thought of what it is would prevent me from ever engaging in it. Nope, thanks, I’m good.

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