My friend did, but I wouldn't. The way I see it, delayed cord clamping allows the last of the blood and nutrients to go from your placenta to the baby. What's left is a dead hunk of meat... this is how I feel from what I have read, doesn't mean to say I am right
I'm 26 weeks atm, and have arranged to have pills made this time. Wouldn't have even entered my head if my midwife hadn't talked a lot about the possibility of them having a real impact reducing PND chances. I had it after my last pregnancy and am willing to try anything that might help avoid it!
I had a placenta smoothie (I know) and pills. No way of knowing if they were responsible but I had good milk supply, no PND, not v lengthy bleeding. I don't think I'll get round to it next time so will be interesting to compare!
I just want to throw in that I didn't have my placenta as per my views above and I also didn't bleed for long or get PND and I had a really good milk supply... coming from someone that also has low Iron...
I'm doing it! 38 weeks now and have booked in to have it done- the planceta encapuslutaion specialist will come and collect the placenta from the hospital, i've ice packs and cooler bags in my hospital bags to put the placenta in while we wait for her.
I had PND and poor milk supply after my last pregnancy so i'm hoping it'll help with both those issues.. TBH i'd eat camel's shit to avoid PND this time!
i would say very easy really- i cant say what the actually maori ceremony entails but i'd imagine you'd just put it in a plastic water tight box, same as you do when you're encapsulating it, then ask OH to take it home and put it in the fridge until the 'burial'. I assume there'd be no need to ice it in the hospital but as i say i'm not sure what the tradition dictates!
Nope. I'd need some evidence that it actually works to fork out. Also I'm worried about the hygiene of some of the prep methods. Could easily be worse than useless. I mean, it's basically a piece of meat that's been through my fanny, into a warm delivery room!