Post # 1
I’m not pregnant nor have I had a child, but all of my friends and family are in this stage of their life and i’ve started hearing a lot about having your placenta turned into pills for health benefits. how do you ladies feel about this?
Post # 3
@Pappy8: That is revolting. I have never had kids, maybe if I did I would feel urge to eat my own placenta or feed it to my children but if I did I think I would seek out psychiatric help
Post # 4
I’m considering it and doing more research at the moment, and don’t think I’m in need of psychiatric help. I will say that for me it’s much more of a practical thing than a spiritual experience. I won’t be having prints made or saving the dried cord.
I’m a fan of TCM anyway, and this has been done in many cultures for a very long time. The big reasons for me are reducing severe bleeding, speeding recovery/energy, reducing PPD, and increasing milk supply. I’m having twins, and these are all valid concerns for me. While I wouldn’t consume it other ways, encapsulation makes it more appealing, and really I’m just returning an element of my body that’s been there for the last 9 months anyway.
Post # 5
I don’t think I’ll be looking into that, but we’re doing the cord blood banking for sure.
Post # 6
Don’t think I would do it. I’ve even read of some people that keep the placenta, cook it and eat it…
Post # 7
Our doula provides placenta encapsulation as a service. I just don’t think I can get into that though. If I was particularly worried about PPD, then maybe I would consider it, but otherwise I just don’t think it’s for me.
Post # 8
Nope, definitely not something I would consider.
Post # 9
This is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of…..
Post # 10
I might, that’s the only way I would be able to ingest it, definately could not imagine frying and eating it. I’d want to do more research first though, if there’s empirical evidence showing it’ll prevent PPD I’m all for it.
Post # 11
I say no but I don’t have any good reason; it just grosses me out:/
Post # 12
@TurtleDoves: Right there with you, buddy. But if i HAD to do it because there was a gun placed against my head, encapsulation would be FAR more attractive than Placenta Stew… ugh.
Post # 13
Ummm….no. I had never heard of this before and it just grosses me out – I’m freaked out enough by the thought of having to see the placenta after it comes out, I can’t imagine taking it a step further! That’s my only reason though – it just grosses me out.
Post # 14
No. The thought makes me shudder to be honest.
Post # 15
If I had someone that did those services where I live I TOTALLY would!
The benefits of it are just too good to let the “uck” factor get in the way. Especially knowing that ppd is a factor for anyone (regardless of history) and with any birth (regardless of past pp experiences).
Like a pp stated… it was already in me for a stinking year, what’s the difference in putting it in a pill.
Post # 16
I’ve never heard of this and don’t think it would be for me. But if I was going to, having it in pill form is way better (IMO) than the other options.