Post # 1
I found some forums on a parenting website where the moms were talking about keeping their placenta and storing it in the freezer, making a print out of it using the placenta blood, eating it or turning it into a smoothie, drying the cord into a decorative spiral, even saving it to give to their kids when they become adults.
I’m just curious because I never in a million years would have even contemplated keeping the placenta, much less crafting or cooking it. I didn’t even know that was an option…
Post # 3
No, this is not something a majority of people do. I saw mine with Dirty Delete #1 and that was enough for me.
Post # 6
@harleyq: It’s becoming a fad. Some people are even encapsulating it to swallow in pill form. There seem to be health benefits associated with it, but the artful stuff is a little…. extreme, perhaps? I can’t think of the word I want to use.
Post # 7
I’ve heard of people drying it and putting it in capsules to eat. Apparently it helps ward off post-partum depression.
But it certainly isn’t “most” people who do that!
Post # 8
Post # 9
No, it’s NOT normal.
I read in a magazine about the lady that plays Betty on mad men had hers dehydrated or whatever and put in capsules that she takes daily for her skin.
Post # 10
Ok, well good, because my face was like this when I was reading about saving the placenta:
I mean, I read about the placenta teddy bear and thought that was just a one-time crazy thing some strange lady did. Then I read the other stuff.
Post # 11
I’m not doing it thats for sure.
Post # 12
I’ve heard of people requesting it for planting (as fertilizer I guess) but not a craft accessory
or digesting. To each his own!!
Post # 13
“Honey, what do you want for dinner? *rumages through freezer* We’ve got some chicken strips, a couple of frozen pizzas…..ooh, let me whip you up a nice placenta smoothie!”
Post # 14
@Juliepants: Gag. Oh god, the mental image with that was unbearable.
Post # 15
If you’re a crunchy granola Berkeley mom, then yes – this is totally normal.
And yes, I was horrified to find that out when we moved here, haha.
Post # 16
IMO… the word is
(Does that help ya, JulesSchnooks )
I have to wonder have any of these people who subscribe to these beliefs ever seen a Placenta ? Growing up in farm-country and seeing animals birthed, I saw many as a kid… and trust me they are not a pretty sight !!
Sorry to be so graphic here…
BUT think MAJOR Period Giant Blood Clot !! Only bigger about the size of your liver… (again apologies… if someone wants more visuals there is always GOOGLE)
NO WAY in hell that is going anywhere near my fridge, freezer and certainly not into a “Smoothie”
Now storing umbilical cord blood at the hospital / clinic / medical facilty for possible stem-cell rejunification I can get all-board with because it is a proven thing and for the baby / child if god-forbid they should ever need it to fight cancer or some other terrible disease.