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Eating the Placenta? Dare I?


Posted on : 8:54 PM | By : Nic | In : ,

It's supposed to help postpartum depression.

It feels cannibalistic to eat part of my body.
To quote my husband, "If disgust was an item... it looks like that."

Comments (5)

That is a little gross. But I support your decision of you want too! Keep us posted!

Well, I wasn't very skeeved out by the process or the thought of it, other than when I could recognize the umbilical cord. Otherwise it just looks like nondescript meat.

I don't know. It's just more protein and iron to reclaim?

I'm not at that point yet, no kids, but I always figured we'd bury it under a fruit tree in the yard or give it a prime spot in the compost heap. Assuming we're in a house by then.

I agree. Eating something that came out of my body seems just too wierd. Cannabalistic, as you say. Bizarre.

That said, I respect people who do it. Didn't know the part about easing postpartum depression. I suppose because it's loaded with nutrition.

I don't think I can do it! It's too much for me, lol. I think like Sara's it will end up in the garden. :)

Yes! It is doable! I found some instructions on how to make a tincture from the placenta here, unhinderedliving-dot-com
so I did a tincture like that and then steamed it w/ garlic and ginger, sliced and dehydrated it in the oven, as written in The Virtual Birth Center
Then I ground it up and put it in capsules to be taken in times of dire need... Lasted me 2 years, it really works. This stuff should be regular practice, then there would be no 'gross-out-factor'. We are mammals after all...