I am not really either excited nor turned off by the concept. If others want to do it, that's their business.
As for doing it myself - I'm a lazy sceptic at the best of times. *if* someone presented me with a robust scientific paper proving the medicinal benefits I might consider it.... *If* there was a provider that was formally registered with a government health/food providing regulatory body. I am also paranoid - would be too worried Jane Schmoe would be cooking up my placenta in the big saucepan she used to cook last nights strog... With Ash from her ciggie falling into the pot while she was taking a puff. I would also be worried about mix ups and eating someone else's bits by mistake. Probably not fair to all the trustworthy placenta people out there I know - however I fell I would need some formal government regulation and oversight to be comfortable with participating.
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19-05-2016 20:02 #101-
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Placentophagy - where do you stand?
19-05-2016 20:08 #102
That's quite an experience @rose, I imagine it to feel like a water balloon. I could not have touched my own placenta. Looking at it made me feel sick, but it has to be said.. How amazing are our bodies!
My sister had her's encapsulated. I'm not too sure if it was worth it, quite expensive and not the easiest to organise At the hospital. The midwives forgot and threw it in the bin. Yeah, not too sure I would have continued with encapsulation after that.
Another placenta story, my friends sister birthed hers (home birth), kept it in a bowl with a damp cloth over the top, waited for it to come away from baby naturally, then they ate it. Too far?
19-05-2016 20:20 #103
I assume the cost factors in for some too. Despite not going through with it, that wasn't an issue for us.
It's definitely a nice to have, not an essential. But so is so much more.
We all do $hit with little or no fact based research to back it up so I think that reason is overused (on BH anyway). As a society we spend thousands on beauty products, health treatments (e.g acupuncture), weight loss products, fad diets, etc. This is just another one of those things.
To each her own. If you want to do it, and it makes you feel good - go for it.
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19-05-2016 20:22 #104
That's called a lotus birth. I wouldn't want to eat a placenta that has been sitting around for days... Though, I suppose it wouldn't be too different to storing meat before refrigeration, considering a lot of people rub salt on the placenta until the cord detaches.
19-05-2016 20:24 #105
@VicPark your post reminded me of a photo an encapsulator (? I shall call her that 😉) posted of her preparing a placenta one time. I was shocked by the amount of cr@p in her kitchen. There's no way it would have been a sterile environment.
19-05-2016 20:39 #106Senior Member
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19-05-2016 20:55 #107
I don't have an issue with that in itself, but it's ridiculous that cake makers must have their kitchens inspected and approved, yet someone can grind up a human organ and turn it in to pills without the same need for approval.
19-05-2016 21:20 #108Senior Member
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There seems to be a big hang up about the sanitisation aspects of the encapsulation...but surely there are women who do it themselves? Or just swallow pill sized pieces that are cut off the placenta and frozen. Do people take such big issue with it then?
19-05-2016 21:30 #109
19-05-2016 21:35 #110
Pretty sure most food I eat hasn't been autoclaved. 😂 maybe irradiated though.
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