Would you? Could you? Consume your placenta?

(39 Posts)
Carmellegentle Wed 06-Mar-13 22:18:27

How about a more palatable way to consume your placenta by having it prepared into capsules!

I have experienced the amazing benefits of placenta encapsulation after my daughter's birth last year.... I had my milk 'come in' within 24hrs, increased energy levels and blood loss ceased within a week... I was so amazed that I decided to train as a specialist in placenta encapsulation so I could offer this service to others.

Has anybody else encapsulated their placenta? Or considering doing so?

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Wishihadabs Thu 07-Mar-13 07:08:07

My very cool but slightly weird pregnancy yoga teacher was happy to make it in to a smoothie for free.TBH physiologically it makes perfect sense high in iron and oestrogen which plummets after birth. It could prevent the post partum blues. However in the end DH vetoed the idea andthe mmidwife chucked it out.

notcitrus Thu 07-Mar-13 07:46:30

I was going to eat mine - probably knocked back with orange juice, as I doubt the useful hormones would survive prep into capsules any better than the traditional frying with onions my grandma suggested.
However we had to stay in hospital for a while, DP shoved the pot in the freezer and by the time it defrosted it was a week later so didn't bother.

AmandaPayne Thu 07-Mar-13 09:07:47

grin Chao

citrus so is it traditional in your family to eat it?

Acandlelitshadow Thu 07-Mar-13 18:54:04

Capsules schmapsules.

There is no palatable way to consume placenta. Utterly grim.

cupcake78 Thu 07-Mar-13 19:01:59

Simply no, not on any level would I consider consuming my placenta!

Chunderella Thu 07-Mar-13 21:51:03

It can't taste any worse than hospital food.

AmandaPayne Thu 07-Mar-13 21:56:13

I was offered corned beef hash when in hospital with DD1. Maybe it was placenta!

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Fri 08-Mar-13 07:34:27

Maybe it was Horse Placenta!!

MiaowTheCat Fri 08-Mar-13 12:40:10

They fished mine out in shredded bits in a bucket... I'd rather risk a Tesco Value Horse Lasagna than the state it came out in.

Catchingmockingbirds Fri 08-Mar-13 12:43:07

I wouldn't eat it, but I had my milk 'come in' within 24hrs of giving birth and my blood loss ceased within a week all without the capsules.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 08-Mar-13 12:47:10

I didn't want to eat mine no. But I did want to bring it home, bury it and plant a fruit tree on top. DP vetoed this, and I still regret it.

My placenta kept my beautiful DD alive while she was inside me, and somehow it just seemed wrong to throw into a yellow bin bag and incinerate.

Notmyidea Sat 09-Mar-13 19:04:01

I have plans for mine involving mash, red wine, onion and mushroom gravy and some green veg. Just to redress the balance of those being repulsed by the ideasmile

monal Tue 12-Mar-13 14:16:32

I would not, could not, in a box. I would not, could not, with a fox.

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