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what do you think?

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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ok, so a friend last night asked me for recommendations for someone to encapsulate her placenta. I told her I would do it, I just need a dehyrater. I did it for my third child, someone lent me her dehydrater, and I did it for a friend, who had a dehydrater. So, now I'm looking into getting a dehydrater (we may split the cost). Also, when I did mine encapsulation I steamed it first, and the smell really bothered me. I ended up taking the pills only for a bit and then I decided to stop because it reminded me of the smell.  This time I would do it raw (for her as well). Another thing is that it was really hard doing them after having a baby.  Dh was no help (he actually had me do it when he left the house), so I don't know if its worth doing it this time around or not, with 4 kids.... I just don't know. I definitely can't afford to hire anyone, I am stilling trying to work out how I can pay the midwife. So, what do you think? Should I do it this time around? I have had really bad anxiety with my third, and I think it may have helped with that.

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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM

 I would do it but maybe get a babysitter to help out for the day.

Precious333
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM

oh yeah, great idea! 


Quoting Sarah725:

 I would do it but maybe get a babysitter to help out for the day.


 

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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:48 PM

 wish I lived closer I would love to see how you do it and help you.

Precious333
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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Its really easy, just time consuming. Here is how I learned:  http://www.cafemom.com/group/2212/forums/read/11246109/Placenta_Encapsulation_Instructions_w_pictures


Quoting Sarah725:

 wish I lived closer I would love to see how you do it and help you.


 

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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I think you should do it!!

ballerina.2006
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:52 PM
I'm having someone do it for me.

Is there anyone who can help you with the kiddos so you can do it? Would your midwife be willing to start the process during the 3-4hours after baby (especially if you have a homebirth)?
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Precious333
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Yeah....i can find help :)


Quoting ballerina.2006:

I'm having someone do it for me.



Is there anyone who can help you with the kiddos so you can do it? Would your midwife be willing to start the process during the 3-4hours after baby (especially if you have a homebirth)?

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VintageWife
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I think you should do it for sure.

Mrs.Salz
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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Another option to save time is to just dehydrate it, and either eat about an inch of the "jerky" a day or grind it into powder to mix with smoothies, on food, etc. and skip the encapsulation part which can be so time consuming.

catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Quoting VintageWife: I think you should do it for sure.

 


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