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GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 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; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 1157 posts
status 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 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 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 (girl); 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 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 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 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 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 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 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.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" Just took my first two capsules, I'll update after a couple days."</blockquote>




Yay!!



I had my appointment yesterday with my midwife.. Asked all my questions.
She clamps the cord after it finishes pulsating, takes cord blood (because I have O+), then I deliver the placenta. She automatically wraps the placenta up and freezes it in case I wanted to encapsulate,etc and it stays good up to a year!
I LOVE that she naturally does all of this!

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting GL♣PK:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" Just took my first two capsules, I'll update ... [snip!] ... and freezes it in case I wanted to encapsulate,etc and it stays good up to a year! I LOVE that she naturally does all of this!"


Hmmm why does you having O+ blood make them take it?



Just curious I'm O+ too

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CL & DJs Mommy:</b>" Hmmm why does you having O+ blood make them take it? Just curious I'm O+ too"</blockquote>




I know that O+ is a universal blood donor .. Assuming that's why. I didn't actually ask her though, that's a good question. Lol now ill have something else to ask her. I just tried Googling it but didn't find anything other than to make sure the baby isn't ABO