Post # 31
Ingesting one’s own placenta sounds gross to me so I personally wouldn’t do it. It reminds me of that NY chef that served cheese made out of his wife’s breast milk in his restaurant…
The placebo effect can be pretty powerful though, so if you want to and there’s no scientific HARM then why not do what you want.
Post # 32
I took a look at mine (it ws interesting) and that was it. My midwives at my birthing center asked me before the birth if I wanted it and I said that I didn’t. If anyone can provide actual scientific studies that show there are benefits to consuming it (not just anecdotes or opinions) I would be interested to see them!
Post # 34
I just threw up in my mouth. I didn’t even see mine since I had a c-section. Placentas are like ex boyfriends, sure there may be some good things about them, but I sure as shit have no desire to ever see them or put part of them in my mouth.
Post # 35
What the…? Ew!
Unless someone actually has some real scientific data, I’ll pass
Post # 36
I just threw up in my mouth at the thought.
Post # 37
Considering the placenta filters toxins away from the baby, I don’t want to be ingesting toxins later down the line so I will be leaving it at the hospital.
Post # 38
There are no scientific studies to date finding that the practice is beneficial. But there are studies and research finding that it can be harmful – contaminated with toxins (if baby poops in the womb), risk of getting an infection, etc. SO gross.
Post # 39
UK-bee : Placenta is not an organ though…it is a waste product from childbirth. Kinda different. It is like eating your own shit or something.
Post # 40
I told the nurses “Get it out of me, and get rid of it.” 😂
There are no proven health benefits to eating it (no matter what form you put it in) so it’s not worth the hassle to try and save it.
Post # 41
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I plan to keep the cord intact as long as possible so baby can get all of her blood, but after that it’s medical waste. I’m all for the all natural approach but I haven’t found any data to really support the benefits of ingesting placenta and it could even be harmful, so I’ll pass.
Post # 42
A girl I know posted photos of her placenta on FB (intact-gross.) & she was also putting rose petals and other things on it so it wouldnt smell(???!!!) & then she posted photos of it grinded up and whatever and being put into capsules.
I wanted to throw up seriously, I was sick to my stomach already as I was 6 weeks pregnant and it was not good to see. If youre going to do it, thats cool and fine, but please spare your friends and DONT post a photo of it.
I find it gross and I know some people get defensive about it & “oh you eat meat from other animals blah blah blah” but yeah I dont eat meat from animals that filtered toxins and sat out in room temp for extended times and I also dont grind up hamburger meat into smoothies so yeah its gross to me. Sorry if that offends you. Also seems like a big hassle for a placebo effect.
ps look on the second page where a girl said someone she knew put it in a smoothie and got a chunk of it… a CHUNK. nope. it was also said that we are the only animals that dont eat our own placenta… but we also dont usually take shits in the grass and do other things animals do, so yeah.
Im fine if thats what youre into, but I become not fine with it when you post pictures on facebook that I come across. icky. I dont need to see your placenta.
Post # 43
shesmilespretty : I’m not TTC but in the event I did want to take it home with me afterwards I’d probably plant it with a new fruit tree. A friend I had in High School said her mom did that with all her kids placenta’s- would buy a new fruit tree once they were born & planted the placenta under the root ball… Anything else is just a lil too messy for my tastes…
Post # 44
I agree with a PP, once you dehydrate/process the placenta, I doubt it keeps any real nutritional value. Some people swear by it, and maybe it does help some people but it’s not for me.
Post # 45
desertgypsy : I like that idea.
I don’t really want to eat something that came out of my vagina.. especially knowing that most women poop themselves while delivering.
Considering I can’t eat most game without wanting to hurl (the gaminess really gets to me), nor can I eat most organ meats (except for heart.. which TBH is a muscle), I can’t imagine eating this with not only the taste to deal with but the knowledge of where it came form without wanting to hurl.
If you want to, that’s cool, but.. it’s probably not for me. Still, I’m not pregnant so I guess we’ll see how I feel in a year or two.