On a side note...I wish I knew how much my placenta weighed! It was pretty big so wouldn't be surprised if it was at least a 1kg. I'll have to ask my middie if we have another bub.
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But this is an issue of cross-contamination. Residual particles of one woman's placenta being ground-up with the next. The doula sneezing snarbies accidentally into the ground mixture. Her cat licking the mortar and pestle when she turns her back, etc, etc.
It's hard enough to clean a mortar and pestle, or blender, let alone "decontaminate" it.
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20-05-2016 06:21 #115
20-05-2016 06:59 #116
I don't think you'd use mortar and pestle to grind up a placenta - that would take forever!
It is an interesting question though that I didn't ask my encapsulation lady in detail. All I know is she wouldn't work with your placenta if you had a positive test for HIV, hep C etc and that she would only do one placenta at a time and with a turn around of 3 days that's about 2 placentas a week.
20-05-2016 07:02 #117
Another train of thought here.... During pregnancy and now while breastfeeding, I research all drugs, vitamin tablets, etc before I take them to ensure they are safe. Have there been any studies done on the safety of placenta capsules during breastfeeding?
20-05-2016 07:46 #118
I don't think there have been many placentophagy studies full stop, other than the one that I posted earlier which is ongoing.
20-05-2016 07:56 #119
There was a research team doing a double-blind study to get an idea if there's truth to the anecdotes, but I'm not sure if the results are out yet.
20-05-2016 07:58 #120
I'd love to get @SheWarrior to weigh in on this convo as she encapsulates placentas so could hopefully clear up a lot of the speculation for us.
I honestly believe that it's such a specialized and unappetizing line of work that it would take a pretty dedicated person to do it. I think it would therefore follow that someone with such an interest in this area would surely, by extension, ensure they are working to the highest of standards and silly errors like mixing up a lady's placenta with that of another, would not happen.
as for sterility, I don't think other food we eat is sterile? baby formula is not sterile. I don't think there's any requirement for things we intend to ingest to have been prepared in a sterile environment? I may be wrong on this point so happy to be corrected if I am.
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