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    Oh and congrats!!!! Enjoy your squishy bundle

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    Um why are ppl eating their placenta? I'm curious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Oh it's not for flavouring, it's part of the traditional Chinese medicine method. They say birth is a very yin (cooling) process and things like lemongrass/chilli/ginger give yang (warmth) back to the mother.

    I can assure you it does nothing to cover up the flavour :/
    Ah ok thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candiceo View Post
    Um why are ppl eating their placenta? I'm curious!
    Supposed to be very good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    Oh it's not for flavouring, it's part of the traditional Chinese medicine method. They say birth is a very yin (cooling) process and things like lemongrass/chilli/ginger give yang (warmth) back to the mother.

    I can assure you it does nothing to cover up the flavour :/
    Oh gawd, you're scaring me! Every now and again I consider a bit if placenta eating, I know my midwife centre offers the service but I was trying to convince myself that it wouldn't smell or taste vile!

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    There's lots of suggested benefits to consuming the placenta like replacing lost nutrients, helping to avoid haemorrhaging, helping with breast milk production, avoiding post natal depression etc.

    As far as I know all not proven, but I guess it's worth giving it a go for many.

    I plan on giving it a go personally... I don't have 100% faith it will do anything but might as well do it in case it does help.

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    My doula made mine into capsules for me. I took them in the weeks after the birth. The main reason I took it was to avoid the baby blues, which I did (a big contributor to baby blues is the massive drop in iron that happens after birth, and your placenta contains masses of it) so I was very happy that I did it and will do it again with the next bub

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsreed View Post
    My doula made mine into capsules for me. I took them in the weeks after the birth. The main reason I took it was to avoid the baby blues, which I did (a big contributor to baby blues is the massive drop in iron that happens after birth, and your placenta contains masses of it) so I was very happy that I did it and will do it again with the next bub
    Oh and I forgot to mention that my milk came in after just 3 days and I had/have a great supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathermy View Post
    Oh gawd, you're scaring me! Every now and again I consider a bit if placenta eating, I know my midwife centre offers the service but I was trying to convince myself that it wouldn't smell or taste vile!
    Haha sorry, no honestly it's not that bad at all. As far as the preparation process goes I found it absolutely no different from dealing with a piece of meat. It's like liver. It does have a particular...menstruate ish quality (smell) though. The capsules have an after taste but truly it's no worse than a yucky vitamin after taste. Nothing a mouthful of something won't get rid of!

    The smoothie was a different story but that was purely aesthetic. If I had been given it and told it was a regular berry smoothie I wouldn't have noticed. But it looked like a flesh smoothie. Gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post

    As far as I know all not proven, but I guess it's worth giving it a go for many.

    I plan on giving it a go personally... I don't have 100% faith it will do anything but might as well do it in case it does help.
    This was my thinking too. As DD is my first child I have nothing to compare it too either, but I do think it helped out. I didn't have even a tiny bit of baby blues, milk came in quickly and easily, I felt good all round.

    Funnily enough (not funny actually) I had retained placenta and a massive PPH at 3 weeks PP. So it was a bit of a lost cause in that respect.

    I will definitely do it again if I have another. I found it very easy and it doesn't hurt so why not I figure.


 

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