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Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting GL♣PK:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" You can do delay clamping and encapsulate the placenta. ... [snip!] ... it lose benefits if frozen? I don't know, I've tried looking up specific time frames, but I'm not really getting anywhere."


I imagine it would lose some of the benefit by freezing, but since I didn't have anyone to do the encapsulation right away (and I wasn't going to do it), I figured that would be the best option. There really isn't a lot of information (at least not 2.5 years ago), that I could find, anyway :).



Maybe your midwife can refer you to someone who does this regularly and has seen the benefits in multiple women.

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" It doesn't. :) It's pretty important for the baby to get the blood, so I guess it wouldn't really matter ... [snip!] ... if it did or not. It might deminish the iron stores, but I doubt it'd affect the hormones. This is a 15 minutes delay :) "</blockquote>




That is awesome!! I wish I could have delayed with my first, but it was an "emergency" situation

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" I imagine it would lose some of the benefit by freezing, but since I didn't have anyone to do the encapsulation ... [snip!] ... anyway :). Maybe your midwife can refer you to someone who does this regularly and has seen the benefits in multiple women. "</blockquote>



I know one of the doulas she referred to me doesn't encapsulation as well (it's on her website as services) .. But I am sure she will know as well. I just need to remember all of my questions at my next appointment!



Thank you!

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blair B:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" I kept my baby attatched for ten minutes, ... [snip!] ... keep the placenta :)"</blockquote> Why do people do this? I never heard of it.. And what does encapsulating mean?"</blockquote>




Traditionally Placenta Capsules are used to help:
- balance your hormones
- enhance milk supply
- increase your energy.



Placenta Capsules may also help:
- You to recover more quickly from birth
- To bring the body back into balance
- Prevent the "baby blues"
- Shorten postpartum bleeding
- Assist the uterus to return to size
- Increase postpartum iron levels

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
20th Feb '13

I'm having mine done, and I'm delivering in the hospital. I have it specified in my paper work not to soak it in formaldahyde. I also told me doctor, doula and DF.



The woman who is doing it for me (I'd honestly probaly puke if I tried) works in the NICU of the hospital where I am delivering and will come pick it up. She said it takes about 48 hours and will bring it after she encapsulates it.



Cost me $150.

Blair B 1 child; Pennsylvania 853 posts
20th Feb '13

Maybe I'll look into it my next pregnancy

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting Take me as I am:" If you have the baby at a hospital more then likely they won't give it to you. I would check into, good ... [snip!] ... luck. No way in hell I would do it but its in now days. I hear it's not to bad just get a dehydrator just for that case only."


actually, you can request for it to be released to you. Most hospitals will release it, but they have different requirements.



encapsulating is very beneficial w/out the gross factor of actually eating it.
if it weren't 200.00, I'd do it.

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" I'm having mine done, and I'm delivering in the hospital. I have it specified in my paper work not to ... [snip!] ... and will come pick it up. She said it takes about 48 hours and will bring it after she encapsulates it. Cost me $150."</blockquote>




I'm "planning" on a home birth so i Don't have to worry about getting my placenta.. A couple of the Doulas my Midwife referred me to also encapsulate but the going rate is $250 .. I think id be fine with $150, but an extra hundred bucks, I feel like I could muster up and do it myself
Id love to hear from you after you begin taking the pills to see if you notice a difference! I've only known one person who encapsulated.

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting GL♣PK:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" I'm having mine done, and I'm delivering ... [snip!] ... hear from you after you begin taking the pills to see if you notice a difference! I've only known one person who encapsulated."</blockquote>



I delivered Saturday, so I should get my placeta today. And start takibg the pills around Thursday or Friday.



Ill definitely let you know how I feel

Trinityandbraydensmom Due March 10; 3 kids; New Philadelphia, Ohio 235 posts
25th Feb '13

There is a blog called "my husband ate all my ice cream" she has a page on face book and has AWESOME directions and pictures of how to ecapulate it yourself!! Ive never heard of leaving the placenta attached. What exactly does this do?

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting GL♣PK:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs ... [snip!] ... I should get my placeta today. And start takibg the pills around Thursday or Friday. Ill definitely let you know how I feel"</blockquote>



Oh congratulations!!!
Alrighty. Thank you!

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trinityandbraydensmom:</b>" There is a blog called "my husband ate all my ice cream" she has a page on face book and has AWESOME ... [snip!] ... and pictures of how to ecapulate it yourself!! Ive never heard of leaving the placenta attached. What exactly does this do?"</blockquote>




Just pulled her up on FB.. Lol is it under recipes ;)
Keeping the baby attached to the placenta until it is done pulsating basically pumps the rest of the nutrients, stem cells, oxygen, etc into the baby

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Trinityandbraydensmom:</b>" http://www.myhusbandateallmyicecream.com/2010/09/youre-going-to-do-what-with-your-placenta/"</blockquote>




I don't have a dehydrator..I was planning on baking
http://savebirth.blogspot.com/2010/05/placenta-encapsulation-phaseday-1.html?m=1

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
1st Mar '13

Just took my first two capsules, I'll update after a couple days.