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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad84 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I think placentas are amazing too! Ugly, but fascinating. Both times I've had a baby I've been given a "guided tour" of the placenta by the midwife. Great distraction while the OB does their thing assessing the damage downstairs! But it doesn't make me want to ingest it.
    I understand that. I guess I just found the comment about having to have the misfortune of seeing them regularly a bit sad. It's the life source for a baby. Ugly or not, they are incredible. My midwives really admired them. I guess I just assumed all medical staff in the industry would have the same admiration. Obviously wrong 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I understand that. I guess I just found the comment about having to have the misfortune of seeing them regularly a bit sad. It's the life source for a baby. Ugly or not, they are incredible. My midwives really admired them. I guess I just assumed all medical staff in the industry would have the same admiration. Obviously wrong 😂
    Nup. Definitely ugly! Sorry.

    What's next, drinking amniotic fluid?

    To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I understand that. I guess I just found the comment about having to have the misfortune of seeing them regularly a bit sad. It's the life source for a baby. Ugly or not, they are incredible. My midwives really admired them. I guess I just assumed all medical staff in the industry would have the same admiration. Obviously wrong 😂
    I totally agree, I find the fact that they sustained my baby for 9 months absolutely incredible. Maybe not pretty, but pretty amazing 😊

    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!

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    I totally agree, I find the fact that they sustained my baby for 9 months absolutely incredible. Maybe not pretty, but pretty amazing 😊

    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!
    You're right there RR, my love. I prefer when everyone's cleaned up, and the baby is dry and wrapped in a bunny rug looking cute! Not looking like phlegm

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Nup. Definitely ugly! Sorry.

    What's next, drinking amniotic fluid?

    To each their own.

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    mine had meconium in it. yummy!! 😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver flute View Post
    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...
    my doula requested my blood test results for hiv, hepatitis and I can't remember what else, but the blood borne diseases. she said if you're negative for all those, she prepares it in her home (which she did for me). if you are positive for any of those, she has to do it in your home to avoid cross contamination risk. I assume she would have a separate dehydrator too for these instances.

    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    my doula requested my blood test results for hiv, hepatitis and I can't remember what else, but the blood borne diseases. she said if you're negative for all those, she prepares it in her home (which she did for me). if you are positive for any of those, she has to do it in your home to avoid cross contamination risk. I assume she would have a separate dehydrator too for these instances.

    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.
    It's one of those things that I'm happy for other people to do but it's just not for me.


 

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