January Jones eating her placenta?

Did anyone else see this article?  It was on Shine on Yahoo....apparently it's the new thing for women to eat their placenta after they've delivered?  Apparently some eat it in it's "Natural" state and others have it made into pills somehow (that's what January did.)  Anyone else see this?  I won't be partaking, but hey to each their own.

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 1:54 am
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I'm pretty sure this has been around for some time as I have heard of people doing this for awhile. I have seen videos on how to prepare it both in the natural state and ensapsulated into pills. I don't think I will do it, but if I do, I will go for encapsulation.

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 2:33 am
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I saw a show once about a couple that made p?t? from the placenta and served it at the baby's naming ceremony. It's one thing to eat your own, but to eat someone else's......ergh!!!!
Posted on March 28, 2012 at 3:34 am
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@Canooknic OMG!  They served it to other people?!

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 4:35 am
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After getting a brief glimpse of my placenta, I can honestly say that there is no way on earth I could do this. I think they're extremely creepy looking.

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 4:49 am
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I didn't see that article but the practice has been around for thousands of years. It has faded in most cultures but almost all species of mammals do this. It has nutritional qualities which are supposed to help with immunities, iron levels, recovery and some say it may help with PP depression among other things. I would consider doing it if it was in encapsulated form. I would NOT eat someone elses as an appetizer, though. ewww!

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 5:03 am
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This post actually made me nauseous! lol

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 5:56 am
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{Wish there was a "like" button for Andrea's post}

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 6:42 am
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wow it's almost like in a documentary i saw i think it was some african tribe or something where the grandfather ate the foreskin of the circumsized boy

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm
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If anyone would like recipes, there's a website!!!!

******WARNING - if you click on this link the first thing you see is a picture of placenta **********

http://www.twilightheadquarters.com/placenta.html
Posted on March 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm
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That is just flat gross...but I guess to each their own!???! I'm feeling sick :/

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm
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No flipping way!  I think I'll pass.  That twilightheadquarters.com website says it tastes like filet mignon.  Sorry...I'll just eat an actual filet mignon.  


To each her own I guess. 

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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I feel sorry for feeling like your placenta is something that is disgusting. Your placenta is an amazing organ, created by your body, to nourish your child. It is called the tree of life for a reason, and while I get that not everyone wants to consume their own placenta, especially in the raw form... it can easily be encapsulated and taken like a pill.... There are many benefits to it, including helping to prevent PPD.



I think you should also consider that most, if not all mammals, consume their placentas raw after birth.


We kept our daugher's(Annabelle) placenta and I think it is amazing. It is burried under an annabelle hydrangea and we tell her it is her tree of life and we will transplant that hydrangea wherever we move.

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm
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My neighbor had her first baby in September and she did this. She had it made into capsules that she took. She said it was supposed to help with your hormone levels and may help with post pardum depression. Don't think I will do it, but that was the first I had heard of it.

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm
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I am actually going to do the placenta encapsulation. I know it is gross sounding, but to me the benefits outweigh the grossness. I mean no I will not make it into a stew, but rather take a pill and get the benefits without the taste. Women put whale sperm on their face, but this is gross?  ;)





Some benefits include: High energy after birth, increased milk production, fast healing, fast stretch mark reduction, significantly smaller chance of post pardum depression and so much more. I mean why not?


Every other mammal does it except for humans. If they do this on instinct, it must be good for you. I have heard from a youtuber about how much she loves her capsules and how good she feels taking them. I will report back when I do it :) It is still far, far away since I am only 6 weeks and some days along.


Don't dismiss it just yet. Do some research :)

Posted on April 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm
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Well said FordGirl027 and JennyMarks! : )

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 4:25 am
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This is my biggest question, how do you get it home from the hospital?  I mean, isn't it considered like "hazardous materials" or something like that?  I dont think my local hospital would let me take it home in a container......

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 5:32 am
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I didn't know about this until recently. I personally wouldn't do it, as it's not for me. I also won't judge those who choose to eat their placenta as its all about personal choice. To each her own.

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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And I'm not judging anyone that does this, I had just never heard of it happening.  If you want to do this, that is certainly fine by me.  It's actually had my mind going since I read about it.

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 1:33 am
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Ever since my husband read this article 


http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1908442,00.html 


he has been telling me I should eat my placenta after I give birth. I'm a vegetarian so I don't want to eat any meat, let alone my own. I know it can be encapsulated and that isn't so bad but I don't want the placenta to be cooked in my own kitchen. He keeps telling me that it will become very popular, all other mammals do it etc. I want to read some scientific evidence stating that it does indeed help with future hormonal problems. If that is true, I think it is a good idea. DH said that whenever I complain about something hormone related after the baby, he will tell me that I should have kept my placenta to eat. I told him if he keeps pulling that on me, I will punch him in the face. :)

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:54 am
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For me when I took my placenta home from the hospital, I had it stored in a plastic container with a label on it that was just like my ID badge. It was then put in a plastic bag so it was easy to carry, and then we kept it into the fridge until we left(which would have been only about 4 hours or so after giving birth, but we decided to stay 24).


There were no questions asked, and it was actually recommended to me by my midwives to take it home and bury it. I had originally only wanted to see it, but after seeing it and discussing it with my husband and midwife, I wanted to take it home with me.


 

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm
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