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Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" I'm doing my own. Either Daniel or my mom ... [snip!] ... my mom will come help me out."</blockquote> What's the process? Dehydrate, grind... How do you get it in the capsules?"


Pour the powder into a baggie, snip the end, fill the capsules.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Pour the powder into a baggie, snip the end, fill the capsules."</blockquote>



I'm a putz. It'd never work, haha.



Lemme know how it works for you and maybe I'll get brave and try.



And what method are you using to dehydrate? I don't have a dehydrator. At least I have a food processor!

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting B-Baby:" I've herd so many different things lately that iv never considered before like a lotas birth, delayed ... [snip!] ... proceeds rather than lay on your back, did you find any it more helpful. did you find the delayed cord clamping worth it? "

I have had three natural water births and plan the same type of birth for my fourth. I tend to labor and give birth better on all fours but I did give birth lying on my back with my first and ended up bruising my tail bone so never again !! I also delayed clamping all three of my kids cords , the benefits of delaying the cord are to hard to miss if you can help it.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Pour the powder into a baggie, snip the end, ... [snip!] ... get brave and try. And what method are you using to dehydrate? I don't have a dehydrator. At least I have a food processor!"


I have a dehydrator. I'll steam the placenta first, then slice it like beef jerky and go to town. 8) I don't have a food processor, so a blender is just going to have to work for me.
I'll take pictures of the process.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Pour the powder into a baggie, snip the end, ... [snip!] ... get brave and try. And what method are you using to dehydrate? I don't have a dehydrator. At least I have a food processor!"</blockquote>




I do not have a dehydrator so I will be baking mine.. And I've read the easiest way to fully fill the capsules is to simply put the ground up placenta into a bowl then scoop the placenta into the capsules
There are a ton of blogs that show different ways to do this

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" I have a dehydrator. I'll steam the placenta first, then slice it like beef jerky and go to town. 8) ... [snip!] ... town. 8) I don't have a food processor, so a blender is just going to have to work for me. I'll take pictures of the process."</blockquote>



Wonder if its possible to bake it to dehydrate (or dehydrate without a dehydrator) basically.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" I have a dehydrator. I'll steam the placenta ... [snip!] ... process."</blockquote> Wonder if its possible to bake it to dehydrate (or dehydrate without a dehydrator) basically."


Sure is!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Sure is!"</blockquote>



Then maybe I'll do it. I'll just have to see how well it works for you to fill the caps. I've never really needed it---never had issues with milk or ppd or anything--- but ya never know of this time will be different especially if I have a NICU baby and have to rely on pumping, etc.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Sure is!"</blockquote> Then maybe ... [snip!] ... anything--- but ya never know of this time will be different especially if I have a NICU baby and have to rely on pumping, etc."


Honestly, I'm doing it in hopes that it cuts my PP bleeding time in half. :oops: I'm not concerned about PPD (if I can get through losing Mya, I can get through anything).. and I don't think I'll have milk issues. So I've got everything crossed that it helps with my bleeding! I HATE PP bleeding.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Honestly, I'm doing it in hopes that it cuts my PP bleeding time in half. :oops: I'm not concerned about ... [snip!] ... and I don't think I'll have milk issues. So I've got everything crossed that it helps with my bleeding! I HATE PP bleeding."</blockquote>




Mine was 7 weeks with Smidget and 4.5 with Deagan. I wouldn't mind cutting it down! I'm allergic to pads and get chemical burns on my bits after 2-3 days. NO fun!

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Honestly, I'm doing it in hopes that it cuts ... [snip!] ... with Deagan. I wouldn't mind cutting it down! I'm allergic to pads and get chemical burns on my bits after 2-3 days. NO fun!"


Dang, no kidding! Suddenly my PP bleeding doesn't seem so bad.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Dang, no kidding! Suddenly my PP bleeding doesn't seem so bad."</blockquote>




Yeah... But at least I know ahead of time that disposable dipes probably will never work for my kids! I HAVE to cloth.



Chemical burn crotch is NO fun---you do not want a blistered vag when you're FORCED to use the thing causing it! I think I'm gonna try cloth pads this time.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30590 posts
14th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Dang, no kidding! Suddenly my PP bleeding ... [snip!] ... do not want a blistered vag when you're FORCED to use the thing causing it! I think I'm gonna try cloth pads this time."


I would. Definitely. I bet you could make them for pretty cheap.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" I would. Definitely. I bet you could make them for pretty cheap."</blockquote>



Probably. I'm just trying to figure out how many I'd need!