I think it's actually a bit sad that we as a culture find placentas unappealing, ugly or yucky. Not picking on anyone's comments in particular as they are the overwhelming majority.
Without a placenta a baby dies.
While I may not want to ingest mine I think it would be wonderful if as part of the birth procedure women were shown their placenta and were able to just have a moment to appreciate what they have been able to do.
And the fact it's the baby's still makes it consensual. Minors can't give consent so their parents can.
I was going to ask, those ladies that were shown your placenta, did you have a vaginal delivery? I was emergency cs and it never came up. I didn't see it nor was I asked. luckily my doula took the lovely photos as it was nice to see it.
ETA I also feel ill cutting or looking at raw meat so my queasiness isn't isolated to human meat!
I think each to their own. I looked into encapsulation with my most recent pregnancy but decided there wasn't enough research/evidence to justify the additional expense for us. I don't think there is any harm in trying - similar to loading up on vitamins etc, it might work or it might be coincidental.
As for cooking, eating etc yuck not for me. But again each to their own!
turquoisecoast...placenta encapsulation is not for me, but if you had a positive experience with it then I'm genuinely happy for you and others in the same boat.
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