(Closed) so…is it normal to keep the placenta and do stuff with it?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 77
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010


Post # 78
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mistyeyes:  That bear… is… horrifying. But at least now I have a new pic to scare the bejesus out of SO with AHAHAHA. That poor bastards gonna have nightmares for weeks!

But uh. No. Placenta-anything is not normal. I wouldn’t do anything with it. No. Just, no. Barf. Gag. Dry heave. I don’t hold it against anyone who does but… wow, so not for me.

Post # 79
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

First time i heard about this was when i was watching pregnant in heels!! one of rosie pope’s clients requested it so she made a placenta smoothie!! Apparently it’s just like making a regular smoothing except you add placenta. Just a random google’d recipe since i can’t find the rosie pope one.

Why Raw Placenta Smoothie?

  • Reduces blood loss


  • Triggers the body to quickly heal internal wounds


  • Gives the body an immediate supply of essential vitamins and nutrients


  • Immediate boost of hormones to begin healing the body after birth


  • Gives the mother an immediate feeling of balance

Placent’ oothie Recipe

    1. 2 walnut size pieces of  raw placenta


      1. 1 cup fresh fruit or frozen mixed fruit


        1. 1 banana


          1. 2 cups of liquid (almond milk, coconut milk…)


            1. 1 tbsp protein powder


              1. sweetener to taste (stevia, honey…)

              Add more or less liquid depending on the consistency you want.Add a few ice cubes if you want it to be cold.

              Blend well and ENJOY!*serve immediately, refrigerate leftovers – must be consumed within 24 hours.


              Post # 80
              3667 posts
              Sugar bee
              • Wedding: July 2015

              One of my friends had hers dried and and encapsulated. She swears it kept her sane and helped with post-partum depression.

              I personally wouldn’t make teddy bears or paintings or anything out of mine, but the idea doesn’t freak me out. Placenta is very symbolic and special to some people. Some cultures even have ceremonies honoring it.

              Post # 81
              54 posts
              Worker bee
              • Wedding: September 2011

              That’s disgusting.  The placenta serves to nourish the fetus while it is in the womb.  Once that is done, that’s it.  No reason to hang on to it like a prize.

              Post # 82
              2825 posts
              Sugar bee
              • Wedding: April 2012

              I’m not pregnant yet, but I’m definitely going to be encapsulating my placenta.  I find that the potential benefits far outweight the potential “risks”.

              @foodnerd81:  that article is ridiculous and sensationalized… First of all she doesn’t know what was even IN her placenta pills and doesn’t know if the “magical cleansing herbs” are what made her feel icky or if it was her placenta…

              Most mammals ingest their placenta, seeing as we cannot read their minds we can only speculate as to why they do it… but I find it hard to believe that ingesting it would produce any horrible adverse reactions any more than eating meat from a cow or chicken would be… Even if it is just a placebo effect, I think it’s worth trying if it can increase healing, increase milk production and ward of the baby blues.

              As PP posted the link to the Healthy Tipping Point blog, the blogger had her placenta encapsulated and thought it was the best thing ever!  If anyone is interested, you can read more about that in this post http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2012/06/mind-and-body-after-babyweek-1.html as well as the one posted.

              You can also read about Kath from KathEats.com (on her baby centered blog babykerf.com) and her decision to encapsulate her placenta http://www.babykerf.com/30-weeks-yes-i-want-to-eat-my-placenta/ , she is now 4 weeks out from having her beautiful baby boy and is very happy with her decision, and there is a post coming soon about that.

              As for doing arts and crafts with it?  I think that’s creepy.

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