But then I have photos of me with a baby hanging out of me and I'm sure plenty of people wouldn't be a fan of going over those but I look at my birth photos all the time!
Ps. I find the kidney more incredible. Don't want to eat that either
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The problem for me with encapsulating placentas is the manner in which the doula/midwife/encapsulator person prepares the pills. Where is the placenta being ground up? How is the equipment cleaned? Is it in her kitchen with a spice grinder? What is the guarantee that there are not chunks/ particles of other women's placentas from improperly cleaned equipment? Is there a risk of transmission of blood borne diseases? What exactly are the pills "cut" with? What legislation/standards/ hygiene requirements govern the industry? Not for me...
I don't think hiv etc can really be passed on that easily, like you need fresh blood otherwise the virus dies when exposed to cold air within seconds. but it's still vital to take the necessary precautions.
the pills aren't cut with anything. the placenta is cut up, steamed, dehydrated then ground down into a powder. then encapsulated.
I think you'll find a good doula has all of these things covered off. I contacted 2 before deciding on the one I went with as she just seemed more thorough and well organized.
I'm a little surprised at the negative reaction on bub hub to be honest. I thought hubbers would be more open to this kind of thing. I'm not granola by any stretch of the imagination and I think it's wonderful.
A lot of people fear/disdain experiences they haven't been thru themselves or have had someone close experience.
That judging thread is just an example.
I'm glad placentophagy worked for you. Whilst I personally haven't used it I'm intrigued by it and will think about it if/when we have another child.
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