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Has anyone encapsulated their own placenta?

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I really want to have my placenta encapsulated this time, I have been looking into it, and rather than pay someone to do it, I am thinking of doing it myself, it looks quite simple!
Has anyone done this? Any hints/tips/good links?
Do I need to sterilise everything?

Shia Mon 18-Aug-14 08:38:19
Flumpf Mon 18-Aug-14 08:44:36

I made mine into a pate and had it on toast. I only had one bite, and we threw the rest away. Never again.

BloodyNaffedOff Mon 18-Aug-14 08:57:18

No ... You mustn't do that! I feel faint now and am going to have to lie down!

maras2 Mon 18-Aug-14 09:32:00

Oh my Holy God.Do not click on that link if you are of a nervous disposition.

dexter73 Mon 18-Aug-14 09:34:06

Why would you need to do that?

Chipandspuds Mon 18-Aug-14 09:36:21

Ick! I caught sight of the placenta after DS and it looked like something in a butchers shop...enough to turn anyone vegetarian!

Altinkum Mon 18-Aug-14 09:37:37

Why? And why would you want to eat your own flesh!!!

gamerchick Mon 18-Aug-14 09:40:43

I really REALLY wouldn't do it yourself unless you have a shed at the bottom of a really long garden.. The process seriously stinks to high heaven.

I would have had it done if I'd heard of it back then.. just the capsules though.

JudysPriest Mon 18-Aug-14 09:44:31

Oh my fucking god!

That Samantha sounds like a right fairy, she ate dried up, defrosted, 6 week old flesh and felt amazingly better.

Walk into a police station and say that!

ophiotaurus Mon 18-Aug-14 09:46:15

What is the benefit of this?

HamAndPlaques Mon 18-Aug-14 09:49:48

Has anyone encapsulated someone else's placenta...?

gamerchick Mon 18-Aug-14 09:50:41

The placenta is rich in allsorts and it's said that consuming it replaces lost shizzle in childbirth.. Help starve off PMT, give energy etc.

plentyofshoes Mon 18-Aug-14 09:53:54

I looked into it before I had ds. My mum had very bad pnd and she herself suffers from bi polar along with other mh conditions.
I was at high risk of pnd due to this. There is some studies which show it reduces the risk. I spoke to my midwife who gave me a contact within the nhs. I gave birth 7 weeks early so never got round to it and did not consider it with dd as I was fine after ds.
I am veggie too wink

All mammals eat their placenta!
Its full of amazing stuff, can help milk production, reduce chances of PND, and generally make you feel great!

Preciousbane Mon 18-Aug-14 09:57:10

I can see why Stone Age Mothers would possibly do this as food was scarce and no ocado deliveries in those days.

Just have some lucozade

MsBrunette Mon 18-Aug-14 09:57:56

I would not judge any woman who decided that this is what they wanted to do however those pictures where her husband was 'curious' and ate a piece makes me feel sick.

JudysPriest Mon 18-Aug-14 09:59:31

I that true of Mammals who already have access to a varied and healthy diet?

A dog living on dog food, I can see the benefit.
A squirrel living through some hard squirrel times, I can see the benefit.

Woman with access to Tesco, not so much.

JudysPriest Mon 18-Aug-14 10:00:36

I reckon her husband has 'turned' now MsBrunette. He's hungry for more.

gamerchick Mon 18-Aug-14 10:01:00

Waste not want not grin

QOD Mon 18-Aug-14 10:01:32

Why wait 6 weeks? Makes no sense, mammals eat it immediately in the wild

punygod Mon 18-Aug-14 10:03:42

I'm utterly bewildered by this thread.

Has chocolate not been invented where you live?

punygod Mon 18-Aug-14 10:06:24

It's like one of those word games where you add different verbs and nouns for comic effect.

Has anyone perambulated their own earlobe?

Has anyone spliced their own flange?

Has anyone sautéed their own epiglottis?

figgypuddings Mon 18-Aug-14 10:07:05

Could you bury it deeply in the garden and plant an apple tree over it? There might be homeopathic placenta bits which waft up into the apples.

MsBrunette Mon 18-Aug-14 10:10:46

Judyspriest grin

Do you think he has it with some fava beans and a nice Chianti?

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