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.