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user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" That is funny here in colorado home birth is like 3-5k and the placenta is cheaper. Anyways it is a super easy process. I didn't do it because I have so many friends that do it and I was gifted it."


Hahah! I guess I'll take the expensive encapsulation! I know most doulas do it for free with their service. I just don't feel like I need a doula because my midwife is so awesome.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Hahah! I guess I'll take the expensive encapsulation! I know most doulas do it for free with their service. I just don't feel like I need a doula because my midwife is so awesome."

I know so many people who do it I would never have to pay for it lol.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1685 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Oh there are plenty of us crunchy moms who think placentas are gorgeous. I don't think I could stomach a smoothie, but the pills don't bother me in the slightest. SOOOO many benefits."


I could probably manage a pill if I felt it would be really beneficial to me... But as for doing it myself... I don't think I could.

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
2nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" I did it myself. To me, it's way too easy not to do myself. There are a lot better things I can use that money for with a new baby."</blockquote>




Is a dehydrator essential, or can it be done on a low oven setting?

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
2nd Jun '13

It grosses me out. I wonder if I can get SO to do it? Haha

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
2nd Jun '13

It's so expensive! $260 bucks :(
but that is if they drive to me and all that jazz the girls doing mine agreed to do it for $150 if I ship it to them, they ship it to me, and I get a "placenta print" I would totally try to do it myself but I dont think I will have the time.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" It's so expensive! $260 bucks :( but that is if they drive to me and all that jazz the girls doing mine ... [snip!] ... they ship it to me, and I get a "placenta print" I would totally try to do it myself but I dont think I will have the time."

My midwife is going to take mine and drop it off to the girl encapsulating it =) Then she will bring the pills back at a post partum check up. CONVENIENCE!

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
2nd Jun '13

I was going to do this but with the calcification genetic thing I have, my OB wont release my placenta because she wants to send it off for pathology.



I was pretty heartbroken but I'm ok now. Lol.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" I was going to do this but with the calcification genetic thing I have, my OB wont release my placenta because she wants to send it off for pathology. I was pretty heartbroken but I'm ok now. Lol."


Our hospitals won't release them for 72 hours here. So I wouldn't be able to either if I wasn't having a home birth.

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
2nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Our hospitals won't release them for 72 hours here. So I wouldn't be able to either if I wasn't having a home birth."</blockquote>




I'm not sure if my hospital will release mine, but I'm going to ask my dr. I am still contemplating an unassisted home birth as well.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting C&K:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Our hospitals won't release them ... [snip!] ... sure if my hospital will release mine, but I'm going to ask my dr. I am still contemplating an unassisted home birth as well."</blockquote>



Do itttttt!!!! Don't ask your OB by the way. Mine didn't even know the hospital had a requirement to keep them!

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
2nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting C&K:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Do itttttt!!!! Don't ask your OB by the way. Mine didn't even know the hospital had a requirement to keep them!"</blockquote>




I want to! My blood pressure is creeping up though, so if I can't get that under control I will probably deliver at hospital.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" I was going to do this but with the calcification genetic thing I have, my OB wont release my placenta because she wants to send it off for pathology. I was pretty heartbroken but I'm ok now. Lol."


There is a perfect word for this... "no" it is your placenta, your body, your choice

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" There is a perfect word for this... "no" it is your placenta, your body, your choice"


Unfortunately that is not a choice here. If you deliver at any of the local hospitals they WILL keep your placenta for 72 hours.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/debate-over-placenta-rules-continues-to-grow/nPgzT/

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Unfortunately that is not a choice here. If you deliver at any of the local hospitals they WILL keep ... [snip!] ... placenta for 72 hours. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/debate-over-placenta-rules-continues-to-grow/nPgzT/"


If a placenta gets sent to pathology it is unusable for consumption.