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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    I think celery is gross and yuk, does it mean I'm judging people that eat it?
    I'm not starting a debate about judgement. that was my observation and nothing more.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    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.
    4 Caesarians never shown it. Wish I had but too busy been sewn up I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    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.
    Yes. All three times. As my dates were always disputed, my placenta was checked for calcification.

    My last birth - my placenta was well over 1kg and IMO amazing to look at. I delivered it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    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 can't speak for anyone else, but for me there's lots of things that I am amazed by that I also find unappealing or yucky to look at (let alone ingest). I spent lots of time during my uni degree dissecting and looking at human brains. What a wonderful and amazing organ the brain is, and I continue to study the brain as a critical part of my soon to be career. However, I still can't look at one without feeling queasy. I definitely didn't want to look at my placenta after birth (though it was offered to me). Why is it sad to not want to look at/ingest an internal organ/body part?

    ETA I also feel ill cutting or looking at raw meat so my queasiness isn't isolated to human meat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    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.
    I was asked during my DS' vaginal birth. I can't actually remember with my DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    I can't speak for anyone else, but for me there's lots of things that I am amazed by that I also find unappealing or yucky to look at (let alone ingest). I spent lots of time during my uni degree dissecting and looking at human brains. What a wonderful and amazing organ the brain is, and I continue to study the brain as a critical part of my soon to be career. However, I still can't look at one without feeling queasy. I definitely didn't want to look at my placenta after birth (though it was offered to me). Why is it sad to not want to look at/ingest an internal organ/body part?

    ETA I also feel ill cutting or looking at raw meat so my queasiness isn't isolated to human meat!
    Yeah I take your point. I just still wish we felt differently (myself included). Not something I can really explain very well (clearly!).

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    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!

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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.
    With the greatest of respect (genuinely) is anyone on the thread actually judging? Most people are saying not for me, but I haven't read anyone saying "you're a bad person if you eat your placenta". OP asked for opinions and most people haven given their personal opinion without applying it to others choices...unlike the judging thread, which was a whoooooole different kettle of fish. Not trying to be nasty @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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