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#1 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:12 PM

OK, I know most people are thinking sick.gif , but I just want to know if anyone has done it? If so, did you find it easy? how soon after birth did you do it? and how exactly did you do it? ie: wash it first? cut off cord first?

Yes, I'm thinking of ingesting it by cutting up into tiny pieces and freezing them, them popping em like pills.

I've been googling and youtubing images of them to try and desensitise myself, but just not sure I can do the cutting up bit. Any chance I'll be on some weird high after birth and have no issue doing it?

Unfortunately DP says he won't be anywhere in the vacinity whilst I do it, let alone give it a go himself and my midwives although happy to keep it for me, just looked at me like I'm barmy happy.gif so I guess I'm kinda on my own re: preparation.

Edited by greenthumbs, 04 September 2011 - 07:13 PM.


#2 Dani

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

Surely DP will be up for a cracking feast of placenta bolognaise?

Recipes here:

Placenta sarnies etc.    *hurl*


HTH!

#3 pitzinoodles

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:19 PM

Sorry don't know. The only person I know who ate some of hers, just took a bite out of it once rather than cut it up and keep it. It grossed me out, but the worst part was she had meconium stained liquor, so placenta was all green with baby poo! ohmy.gif

Maybe one of the midwives on here will actually be able to help you!

#4 jamie78

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:25 PM

Mine is in the freezer. I will bury it whole when I get around to planting a tree. I'm not sure I could cut it up either! :-)

Good luck!

#5 MoonPie

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:28 PM

Where are you located? I'll do it for you original.gif

#6 Dani

Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (jamie78 @ 15/08/2011, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine is in the freezer. I will bury it whole when I get around to planting a tree. I'm not sure I could cut it up either! :-)

Good luck!



Years ago we were invited to a "Placenta Planting Party", t'was hilarious!  Invite on the fridge sure raised a few eyebrows. LOL




#7 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (Rebothy @ 15/08/2011, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where are you located? I'll do it for you original.gif



Greater Western Sydney - not really an area where I find many people open to ideas such as this happy.gif . Labouring at Nepean Public Hospital.

#8 Caramel Queen

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:35 PM

Well I just finished my PhD where I spent about 9 months cutting up placentas...into REALLY tiny pieces (for tissue culture - NOT eating!)  tongue.gif

It is pretty much like liver in terms of consistency and how it feels to cut. I think the less gross side is the opposite side to the cord (ie don't bother cutting the cord off, just turn the placenta over so the cord is on the bottom). It can be quite bloody so you'd probably rinse it first (I did lots of rinsing to get rid of all blood from the tissue, but I'm guessing if you're after all the hormones etc you might not want to rinse too much...?).

Good luck...I think?! biggrin.gif

#9 Mung bean

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:42 PM

I have heard of this and have seen guinea pigs eat there placenta's, I had Guinea pigs as a childhood pet.

Personally, and I have heard of this being done I'd dry it out, crush it up then make tablets out of it... Otherwise how will you get a bazillion pieces of meaty placenta into capsule cases?

#10 3_for_me

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:47 PM

I would go to the chemist and buy a nice sharp scalpel.

#11 Anonemy

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:51 PM

i don't understand............

#12 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

Thanks plainjayne, yeah, the rinsing, I wasn't sure about that. If it was just going to be meaty I could probably do it, it's the concern that as I stick a knife in, blood will ooze out.

I might get a couple of animal livers and practice for a start happy.gif

yeah lanibear, I've heard of encapsulating it, but that sounds such a pain in the butt. I'm hoping to just cut up tiny, freeze in freezer wrap or such and swallow whole one at a time. Drying it and so on involves cutting and drying and so on. Also cost of drying machine and capsules (I think, from what I can find on google).

#13 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE (3_for_me @ 15/08/2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would go to the chemist and buy a nice sharp scalpel.



On the list of things to get! haha It'd have to be easier if you can slice through it easily biggrin.gif

#14 3_for_me

Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:56 PM

You could get yourself a cheap dehydrator for $60ish or less second hand, cut into small pieces and dry them and then just keep them in a little container dry and pop one at a time rather than actually encapsulating them.

For some reason the actualy swallowing that way would gross me out less as it would be like swallowing a teent bit if beef jerky rather than a piece of raw meat IYKWIM

#15 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (fertile woman @ 15/08/2011, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I've said here before, I reckon it must be great for PND prevention because after you've gotten up in the morning and eaten a piece of placenta, the rest of the day is gonna look awesome!  wink.gif   Best wishes, I hope you are able to gain from it what you wish.



hahahahahahhahahahahah!


But I see where you are coming from re: feeling the texture and so on myself. Funny thing is (at this time) I have no issue with the idea of swallowing a frozen chunk with a glass of oj, it's just the cutting up I'm having issues with. Go figure (could all change when it's in front of me of course happy.gif )

#16 Hooray Henry

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (fertile woman @ 15/08/2011, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I've said here before, I reckon it must be great for PND prevention because after you've gotten up in the morning and eaten a piece of placenta, the rest of the day is gonna look awesome!  wink.gif


roll2.gif

Please let us know what you end up doing OP.   I didn't get to see my son's placenta at all, but made a point of writing in my birth plan for my daughter's birth (c section) that I wanted to to shown it.  It was fascinating!  Not fascinating enough for me to want to have a nibble but I'm so glad I asked to see it.

Good luck!

#17 Witchipoo

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:09 PM

Not too sure about the cutting/cleaning so I can't help you there.

During labour remind your partner, midwives, doctors etc. that you want to take it home (I had it in my birth plan and had told a midwife).  I guess hospitals don't get that request very often and DD1's placenta was nearly taken away until I remembered.

Edited by Witchipoo, 15 August 2011 - 10:20 PM.


#18 Mung bean

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:12 PM

Greenthumbs are you a Hippie? tongue.gif

#19 Anonemy

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

you want to eat your own body tissue?

this is vaguely distressing

#20 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:14 PM

OP, some IM do the placenta encapsulation method.

Personally, if i were to ever digest my placenta it would be the capsule form.

This website give you a rundown of the process with pics. original.gif

http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/15773...ions_w_Pictures

Edited by ChickenortheEgg?, 15 August 2011 - 10:15 PM.


#21 ~~Amber~~

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE
yeah lanibear, I've heard of encapsulating it, but that sounds such a pain in the butt.


Are you having a doula attend your labour/birth?

Some doulas will do this for you as part of their service.

#22 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (luibee @ 15/08/2011, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
you want to eat your own body tissue?

this is vaguely distressing


It's called Placentophagy. I would suggest if you find the idea distressing, best not to google it and especially don't look at youtube clips biggrin.gif

#23 Anonemy

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (greenthumbs @ 15/08/2011, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's called Placentophagy. I would suggest if you find the idea distressing, best not to google it and especially don't look at youtube clips biggrin.gif


what is the reason for this phago-madness?

#24 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

The people I know who have eaten say it is like particularly delicious liver.  One woman I know who had serious PND with her first 3 babies had none with the baby where she dried and encapsulated the placenta.  I think she used a similar method to the one a PP linked to.

Mine all went to nourish roses.

#25 greenthumbs

Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:22 PM

Thanks chickenortheegg will check out that site. I've asked my midwives but no go for them either.

Hi Amber, no I don't have an IM or doula unfortunately (DP just wants us at the birth). (BTW, I love seeing your sig, it's gorgeous, your Harper is beautiful and so is her name original.gif )




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