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placenta encapsulation? Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
27th Sep '12

My midwife recommended that I get it done after I give birth. She says it can help me after lo is born.



I'm bipolar, so I already struggle with anxiety and depression.



Has anyone done this before?

*oneblessedmama* Due July 23; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Fairview, North Carolina 956 posts
27th Sep '12

No but I wanted to so badly! It can help with depression, anxiety, weight loss, replacing the nutrients lost after birth and so much more! You should do it for sure!

Jennifer L Austin Due January 29 (boy); 1 child; Stowe, Vermont 42 posts
27th Sep '12

what is it?

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12

i want to! i've read good things about it. i go to an OB, not a midwife though... there's a midwife there so i asked her and she said "we don't talk about that..." but one of their patients did take it home with her, they just said they were going to plant it.

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
27th Sep '12

You can send your placenta out to a company that dries it and puts it in capsules.



I really want to! I don't want to get back on meds for as long as I bf at least. I would rather just not get back on them at all.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7966 posts
27th Sep '12

yup, I did it.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting mommy2vanessa:" You can send your placenta out to a company that dries it and puts it in capsules. I really want to! ... [snip!] ... really want to! I don't want to get back on meds for as long as I bf at least. I would rather just not get back on them at all."


i hear ya. i go see my psychiatrist in like 3 weeks and we were gonna talk about going back on. i feel amazing now, i'm so scared what it will be like when the baby's here. i don't remember a time i was this happy.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting CrapBag [VBA2C]:" yup, I did it."


how often did you take one? how many pills did you get and how long did they last?

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7966 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" how often did you take one? how many pills did you get and how long did they last?"


I got 212 pills - she said that I had the biggest placenta she had seen in 3 years of doing it.



I took 2 a day, 1 wasn't enough. I stopped taking them after a month and I am going to save the rest for when I go back to work. They give me an over supply of milk and I don't want to deal with that right now - but i will need it then.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting CrapBag [VBA2C]:" I got 212 pills - she said that I had the biggest placenta she had seen in 3 years of doing it. I ... [snip!] ... I go back to work. They give me an over supply of milk and I don't want to deal with that right now - but i will need it then."


Ah, thank you! :) Did you just have a midwife do it?

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
27th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" i hear ya. i go see my psychiatrist in like 3 weeks and we were gonna talk about going back on. i feel ... [snip!] ... back on. i feel amazing now, i'm so scared what it will be like when the baby's here. i don't remember a time i was this happy."</blockquote>




Same here. I'm scared. I want to be a good mother.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7966 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" Ah, thank you! :) Did you just have a midwife do it?"


a doula.
I felt amazing on them. If I didn't get an over supply, I'd still be taking them right now.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30620 posts
27th Sep '12

I'm doing my own. It can't hurt anything, so I figured what the hell.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
27th Sep '12

I want to do this!

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7966 posts
28th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JiLLiAN.:</b>" Ah, thank you! :) Did you just have a midwife do it?"</blockquote>




I'm sorry - that should have said 2 a day was enough not wasnt!