I have heard many times in my life about eating placenta, yes it sounds gross, but since entering the crunchy world I’ve heard quite a lot about it. So much that I actually have been thinking about it. I know, gross, who would want to do that? But there are many different kids of ways to consume your placenta! To me the most practical way is to encapsulate it. I first learned about this from MamaNatural on YouTube, she has a great video of placenta encapsulating done by her doula. And even though she didn’t have a very good experience, from what I’ve heard it can be very beneficial. It can help with things like PPD, gives you an increase in energy, slow postpartum bleeding, helps with uterus contractions, and maybe even help with your complexion. Science hasn’t really confirmed any of this, and I’ve even seen an article that says they give a placebo effect, meaning that it’s all in your head. But there are a lot of vitamins in your placenta like B12.
You can turn it into a smoothie, you can make it like a roast, or you can encapsulate it. There are a lot of ways other than these, and if you’re thinking about it, do some research. I still am, and I’m pretty excited. I hope that it will provide these benefits. No judgement, but I plan to encapsulate it, and to me that is the most practical way, but I am a big texture person and any other way seems a little gross, again, no judgment. It’s like sushi, haha.
I’m very lucky that my husband works in a hospital and has been right in the middle of surgeries and quite a few c-sections, so he doesn’t mind helping me with cleaning it or anything. Which is nice, because as much as I am all for this, and I have a pretty strong stomach, it will be nice to have him to help me if I do get grossed out. He might think I’m a little nuts, and has quite possibly called me a hippy once or twice, especially after telling him I want to cloth diaper, but he is fully supportive of me wanting to be a crunchy mama, and I love it. I just keep reminding him that it will benefit the baby. I still want to do a lot of research on it, but I think I’m pretty sure that I will encapsulate my placenta. I actually kind of look forward to it, and I’m hoping that it really will be beneficial. I already have a kit picked out on Amazon, haha, yes I am nuts, okay. XP
So tell me, did you think about consuming your placenta? Did you eat your placenta? What is your opinion?
Until next time,