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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Hassled Wed 06-Mar-13 22:20:54

You need to pay Mumsnet if you want to advertise your business - I suggest you get in touch with them. contactus@mumsnet.com

exoticfruits Wed 06-Mar-13 22:21:36

It seems mad to me- not something I even want to contemplate. I had no interest in the placenta at all.

Carmellegentle Wed 06-Mar-13 22:31:58

I am just seeking other people's opinions really. The placenta isn't really discussed much and seen as a waste product and usually discarded! Was hoping to raise awareness as to the benefits of consuming it. After all it feeds and grows our baby's for 9 months plus so it can't be all bad!?

Carmellegentle Wed 06-Mar-13 22:35:02

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ChocolateCoins Wed 06-Mar-13 22:35:51

I've always been interested in the capsule idea after seeing a program about it.

IllGetOverIt Wed 06-Mar-13 22:36:03

Think it's on the par with horse meat-taboo.

AmandaPayne Wed 06-Mar-13 22:38:31

My milk came in within 24 hours too. I didn't eat my placenta. One experience is not causation.

Personally, I don't believe in it. Nothing against those who do, but I would have thought if you are going to do it, just do it. Surely messing around encapsulating it is just faff for the point of faff.

DialMforMummy Wed 06-Mar-13 22:39:36

Would not, could not. I think it's gross. You asked.

Hassled Wed 06-Mar-13 22:40:04

Apologies if I've misunderstood - but the website you linked to does have an "add to cart" function in there. I saw there was discussion and research, but it does also clearly sell stuff. And you say in your OP that you're a specialist in the things that the website sell - you can see how the misunderstanding may have arisen.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Wed 06-Mar-13 22:42:01

No way!

If I,m going to eat the fucking thing, I want mash,veg and placenta gravy.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 06-Mar-13 22:42:19

Fuck no. I couldn't even look at it by the time I had given birth, let alone consider eating it. And having it put in to capsules? No thanks.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 06-Mar-13 22:43:35

Oh come on op. Thats not your website? Really?

Carmellegentle Wed 06-Mar-13 22:44:24

I watched that program too a while back, that sparked my interest in it. There is more and more media coverage on placenta consumption which I think is great. There is a double page spread in The Sun newspaper tomorrow discussing this same topic. Might be of interest to some.

AmandaPayne Wed 06-Mar-13 22:45:48

Ooh, I wanted to look at mine Chao. Bloody thing had taken long enough to get out and everyone was all 'ooh, it's a dirty douglas' (was that the name midwives use). It was in a bucket on my bathroom floor, I was looking.

Wouldn't have caught me frying it with onions though!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Mar-13 23:05:07

Hi there
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steppemum Wed 06-Mar-13 23:11:26

my milk came in within 24 hours with all 3 of mine.
Was Never. Ever tempted to eat placenta.

one of my placentas weighed over a kilo - can you imagine I would be eating it for a week (shuddder)

Grumpla Wed 06-Mar-13 23:16:48

Does encapsulation work for other waste products? Could you pop round and encapsulate the enormous amounts of snot my blocked up nose is producing? I don't want to eat it, mind, I've just run out of tissues.

Flojobunny Wed 06-Mar-13 23:18:49

They say there are benefits to drinking your own piss but I wouldn't. Why would anyone eat a placenta? fucking weird.
Go to tesco, there is plenty of weird and wonderful veg n fruit they keep importing from timbucktoo to try. Once you've tried all them, they have a whole aisle of weird and wonderful vitamins and shakes.
A placenta? Weird, fucking cannibalism shit.
In fact, has a study been done on correlation between placenta eating weirdos and cannibalism? Maybe these weirdos might get a taste for human blood.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 06-Mar-13 23:42:00

I thought I wanted to look at mine Amanda but after I gave birth I went all cold sick and shaky. I knew at that point that it wouldn't be good for me, or anyone else in the room, if I feasted my eyes on that thing in the big silver bowl grin

mama04 Thu 07-Mar-13 01:10:03

I have just come across ambilicle cord donation, think its cordsforlife? I'd rather donate the placenta for medical research than eat it? shock

I am sure there really is some benefit to consuming ones placenta fucking rank though but I doubt there is after freeze drying and all that shit.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Thu 07-Mar-13 01:23:34

There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to support placental encapsulation. Actually, where I live the woo-mongers have gone one stage further and introduced a homeopathic version, so you give them your placenta and £200 and you get back some capsules that don't even contain your placenta anymore.

A fool and her money are soon parted.

Eskino Thu 07-Mar-13 02:39:51

Blech. Honestly I'm heaving at the thought of it.

I've heard there is evidence that eating ones own bogies can be beneficial in fighting colds but I'm not about to do that either.

exoticfruits Thu 07-Mar-13 06:59:26

It isn't discussed much for good reason - it is a waste product and it is discarded- the end.

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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