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    Personally, I find it a bit weird. But there are plenty of things I find weird on BubHub. It's part of the entertainment and education!

    But I think Silver Flute has a very valid point about the preparation and regulation of this process. Placenta is human tissue, why isn't it covered under the Tissue Act? For the protection and safety of patients, it should be. All other human tissue is. Maybe @Sonja can shed some light?

    But as I said earlier, in the "olden days", midwives used to take it for their rose bushes or feed it to their dogs, so perhaps the lack of regulation is simply historical?

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    I had a quick Google about laws around eating human flesh in Australia. Weirdly, there's nothing explicitly against it, the laws are around mutilation, murder etc which would be the precursors to "cannibalism". The other thing is, by definition, cannibalism is involves the words "non consensual".

    So I guess we can put that little idea to rest, that from a legal perspective (from my very amateur, quick Google check) it's all good.

    Having suffered from PND horrendously after DS1 I'm all for anything that helps women avoid it. If that means consuming the placenta, more power to them. I think it is a really interesting area for research and I've no doubt as the practice becomes more commonplace there will be.

    Like I said, couldn't care less what other people do, but it's not for me.

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    I'm not fussed if patients want to eat placenta either. But it's preparation is concerning. Are these doulas putting their mortar and pestle in the dishwasher? I doubt it's going through the autoclave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    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.
    totally agree with this.

    I think because it's not yet main******, a lot of people against it feel justified in saying ohh gross, yuck! disgusting!

    there's other things I find unappetizing that many hubbers do as common practice but because they're more main******, you'd be written off as very judgey if you voiced your opinion.

    so yes, I think it's easy to judge when something is still part of a minority as you know most others will have your back and share your opinion.

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    Yep.

    You will find many people refuse to look at different cultures and societies practices because it's odd/new to them.

    Welcome to parenthood on bh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Yep.

    You will find many people refuse to look at different cultures and societies practices because it's odd/new to them.

    Welcome to parenthood on bh!
    it's all a rich tapestry isn't it! at least it's good for exposure to different things. it's what I love so much about this place. so many different ideas and people you can discuss things with that you mightn't encounter in your own daily life! love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I had a quick Google about laws around eating human flesh in Australia. Weirdly, there's nothing explicitly against it, the laws are around mutilation, murder etc which would be the precursors to "cannibalism". The other thing is, by definition, cannibalism is involves the words "non consensual".

    So I guess we can put that little idea to rest, that from a legal perspective (from my very amateur, quick Google check) it's all good.

    Having suffered from PND horrendously after DS1 I'm all for anything that helps women avoid it. If that means consuming the placenta, more power to them. I think it is a really interesting area for research and I've no doubt as the practice becomes more commonplace there will be.

    Like I said, couldn't care less what other people do, but it's not for me.
    But if the placenta is the baby's and not ours, that is non-consensual- in the same way that abortion, circumcision, etc is non-consensual.

    Not that I believe this, but legally, it is a bit... grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    totally agree with this.

    I think because it's not yet main******, a lot of people against it feel justified in saying ohh gross, yuck! disgusting!

    there's other things I find unappetizing that many hubbers do as common practice but because they're more main******, you'd be written off as very judgey if you voiced your opinion.

    so yes, I think it's easy to judge when something is still part of a minority as you know most others will have your back and share your opinion.
    Can't speak for anyone else, but to me placenta is the same as liver- yuck I am not eating it. Granted it could be in capsule form, but I wouldn't eat liver that way either...

    Also, for me, all the 'benefits' are anecdotal. If I am going to take a medical risk (which it is considering we don't know how thorough the process is), I want it to be tried and tested properly.

    But again, that's just me.

    I don't think saying 'yuck' is judgemental. Saying 'that's wrong', yes. But 'yuck' is our feelings on it.

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    Exactly as a PP brought up, I am more concerned about hygiene practices surrounding preparation of placentas for eating more than anything. I think cross contamination is something that needs to be seriously considered and if more people are doing it, then regulations surrounding it is definitely needed. I'm also very skeptical that it has any benefits at all. It's definitely not for me. I do think the placenta is totally amazing though and I loved studying it in reproduction at Uni, but I ain't eating one!

    My midwife asked me if I wanted to take mine home and then laughed at my horrified look! She gave me a guided tour of mine though which was awesome, and showed me where my sac broke before labour. Was totally cool. Hoping to have a better look next time, my post birth haze meant I didn't take it all in first time round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    totally agree with this.

    I think because it's not yet main******, a lot of people against it feel justified in saying ohh gross, yuck! disgusting!

    there's other things I find unappetizing that many hubbers do as common practice but because they're more main******, you'd be written off as very judgey if you voiced your opinion.

    so yes, I think it's easy to judge when something is still part of a minority as you know most others will have your back and share your opinion.
    I think celery is gross and yuk, does it mean I'm judging people that eat it?


 

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