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lady face 3 kids; Baltimore, Maryland 992 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" I get it now, I think it was the phrasing that threw me off. It was just phrased in a way I'd never ... [snip!] ... before. I don't think I could eat the placenta though(encapsulate it, whatever)...it doesn't sound "gross" per se, just odd. "


Totally agree lol

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5; California 104 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" I get it now, I think it was the phrasing that threw me off. It was just phrased in a way I'd never ... [snip!] ... before. I don't think I could eat the placenta though(encapsulate it, whatever)...it doesn't sound "gross" per se, just odd. "


Actually, there are 2 types of placenta encapsulation:
"Raw" which is no herbs and trust me, if tastes funky. I did this one.
Herbed to cover up the taste.
Really, it tastes like saw dust smells. Weird, yes.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:" Actually, there are 2 types of placenta encapsulation: "Raw" which is no herbs and trust me, if tastes ... [snip!] ... trust me, if tastes funky. I did this one. Herbed to cover up the taste. Really, it tastes like saw dust smells. Weird, yes. "


How do you do it? What's the process?

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:" I'm guessing by "losing the placenta" he means the birth? Most PPD cases can be traced to lack of help/support ... [snip!] ... prenatals? Sometimes deficiency can cause depression-like symptoms and you really should be taking them since you're bf'ing."


Sorry for phrasing it wrong. It's only 6 a.m. here, I got up at 4. Not a lot of sleep lol



I actually stopped taking my prenatals. I didn't mean to, I just always forget to take them. I should probably start again...that might help. I didn't even think about that.



I would love to take a walk in the sunshine, but yesterday was the first day of spring and it was freaking snowing here. Damn Michigan weather, last year we were having summer weather. The news said it was 82 degrees last year. Pft..



I'd love to join a group like that though. My OB gave me a number to a counselor, i'll probably go talk to him but a group sounds a lot better. I try to talk to my boyfriend about how i'm feeling and he'll do his best to understand but he doesn't exactly understand ya know?

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5; California 104 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" How do you do it? What's the process? "


I hired a woman certified to do it. She came over right after the birth, took my placenta and returned it as pills the next day. It cost me like $300 BUT it was worth every penny; I felt great and it helped my milk supply.



Basically, you use a sterile dehydrator, turn the placenta into dust and pop it into pills, which you can buy empty at a health store. You can add certain herbs for fragrance/taste. I would highly recommend hiring someone since you can "cook" out the nutrients.

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5; California 104 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Erica ☆★:" Sorry for phrasing it wrong. It's only 6 a.m. here, I got up at 4. Not a lot of sleep lol I actually ... [snip!] ... to talk to my boyfriend about how i'm feeling and he'll do his best to understand but he doesn't exactly understand ya know? "


I TOTALLY get the bf part! Just write a letter/email and tell him everything. I've had to so this a few times. Men.



Exercising like jump roping might do wonders for you. Just keep moving. Definitely do prenatals, at the very least do a women's. Breastfeeding takes a lot out of you. A mommy group would do you tons of good, even one of those mommy-and-me classes!



You'll have to forgive me and take my advice as just one mom to another. My hippie midwife changed me and I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad! Plus, I've never been one to pop pills for anything. I do bananas for headaches instead of Tylenol.

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:" I TOTALLY get the bf part! Just write a letter/email and tell him everything. I've had to so this a ... [snip!] ... it's a good thing or bad! Plus, I've never been one to pop pills for anything. I do bananas for headaches instead of Tylenol."


I don't really like taking pills either, especially because I used to be hooked on xanax a few years back. I don't want to rely on anything to make me feel better especially because this is just temporary, i'm just going to have to find natural ways to make myself feel better. Exercising like you said. I'm gonna find a mommy group or something too :) Thanks for your input!

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5; California 104 posts
21st Mar '13

Being a mom has its ups and downs. Just stay positive and keep moving. You're a great mom just by having the guts to ask about this.



Oh and when I'm feeling down, I eat a large bar of 85% dark chocolate. Always cheers me up!

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:" Being a mom has its ups and downs. Just stay positive and keep moving. You're a great mom just by having ... [snip!] ... the guts to ask about this. Oh and when I'm feeling down, I eat a large bar of 85% dark chocolate. Always cheers me up!"


I have to ask, EmmaleighSwanson. Is that your actual name? I'm just curious because I named my daughter Emma Leigh Hammond lol

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5; California 104 posts
21st Mar '13

Nope, I don't use my real info on ANYTHING, not even on my bills and I don't use credit cards. I've got one crazy stalker/ex from years ago who's repeatedly lied to a judge, so for security I use a fake name. This name is actually from a novel I've been writing. :)

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:" Nope, I don't use my real info on ANYTHING, not even on my bills and I don't use credit cards. I've got ... [snip!] ... who's repeatedly lied to a judge, so for security I use a fake name. This name is actually from a novel I've been writing. :)"


Ooh, I see. Well, good pick for the name lol!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Erica ☆★:" Sorry for phrasing it wrong. It's only 6 a.m. here, I got up at 4. Not a lot of sleep lol I actually ... [snip!] ... to talk to my boyfriend about how i'm feeling and he'll do his best to understand but he doesn't exactly understand ya know? "


Vitamind D, sunshine, and Omega 3s will help your depression naturally.



I find it very odd than an OB would prescribe medication that doesn't mix with breastfeeding when there are better alternatives. :? It's not very encouraging and makes him sound like he's not a breastfeeding supportive doctor.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Erica ☆★:</b>" I'm not exactly uncomfortable with Prozac, he said it's one of the best depressants for women like me. ... [snip!] ... breastfeed, I just can and do right now so i'd feel a bit selfish if I couldn't anymore just because I can't handle myself. "</blockquote>




I had really severe PPD after I had my daughter. I was on Paxil and it helped me tremendously. i really think our family was in toruble before ibstarted it. I never had to pump and dump or stop nursing. She is actually still Breastfeeding now at 2years and 2 months old. The WHO (world health organization) and the AAP (American academy of pediatrics) both recommend nursing until at least age 2 or longer so the longer you can keep it going the better.
I recommend asking your doctor about Paxil or another antidepressant that is more compatible with breasteeding, although Prozac really isn't usually a big huge no while nursing.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting SAFFY
nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Erica ☆★:</b>" I'm not exactly uncomfortable with ... [snip!] ... antidepressant that is more compatible with breasteeding, although Prozac really isn't usually a big huge no while nursing."


Very true according to Hale's medication's and mothers milk it is approved for breastfeeding