Encapsulated Placenta

Although taboo to some, I have been reading a lot about encapsulating your placenta to consume (in the pill form) after you give birth. I have been reading some of the benefits as well, which sound great! And with the increased popularity, I cant help but want to look into it even more. But has anyone had personal experience or know someone who consumed their placenta? Did you/they see any benefit? Some benefits include: Higher energy after birth, increased milk production, fast healing, fast stretch mark reduction, decreased chance of post pardum depression, etc.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:51 am
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milkgal
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I have read a little bit about it but couldn't really wrap my head around doing it myself.


there is a former PW member that I am friends with in FB that I believe has had hers encapsulated. Let me know know if you'd like her info and I can PM it to you.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:22 am
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Yea @Milkgal, that would be awesome!!

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:33 am
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I just sent you her info :)

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am
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Before we were TTC, I read that Victoria Beckham did that after she gave birth and I thought it was really interesting. The benefits do sound great but I don't think I could bring myself to actually do it! It's a little "out there" for me lol

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:26 am
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there are just way too many other methods of receiving those benefits that don't sound as weird to me...definitely not my thing!

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:03 am
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I agree, super out there, but IF the benefits are all they are cracked up to be, I am game. I for sure couldnt do it if they werent in the form of a pill... But I certainly would want to here about personal experiences from real moms before I actually could do it :)   

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:37 am
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I heard about this too but I wonder if any benefits are lost when you "process" the placenta into a pill form.  NOT that I would consider thowing in some actually chunks of placenta into my soup (some celebrity did that, right).  Ditto, haleigh.

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 8:43 am
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I never thought of that dorkmeetsnerd... Hmmm...


Yes!!! Omg, who was it did that??

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:01 am
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Ha, I tried to google it but I think I just made that up.  But some cultures do put it into soup!  And then again there are a lot of crazies in Hollywood that would do that. 

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:48 am
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With my daughter my husband made a comment to me that he would support me if I wanted to do that, but I told him I didn't want to even hear about any of the benefits because I was not interested and did not want to feel guilty about not doing it. But since then I have heard so many second time moms who didn't with their first and did with their second say that they totally felt a difference that I am fairly sure I will be doing it this time around. I think I may have had some borderline PPD with Ash, either that or after like 6 months of not sleeping at all I was just too exhausted to function and this continued until she was like... oh... like maybe two haha. So I figure anything I can do to prevent that I will do, plus its not super expensive, maybe like $200 or $300 so in the grand scheme of things I figure I would gladly pay that for something that may give me more energy or help my milk come in faster.

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:45 am
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I have never heard of it in soup, but have heard of mamas adding it to smoothies.


I am considering it, this time. I don't think I could add it to smoothies myself, but considering getting it in pill form.


Also, talk to your hospital. Some hospitals won't allow it.

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 3:43 am
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I'm doing it :)  My friend did it and said she thought it really helped.  It's supposed to help increase milk production as well as help with PPD.  I am having it dehydrated and then given to me in pill form. 

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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