My midwife is who did mine too, she charges $95 but its so worth it. I got a huge jar of pills and I still have well over half a jar left even taking 9 pills daily for the first few days, then 6 daily, then 3 daily and now I take one every other day or so.
Originally Posted by Ayla2010
Mine did mine included in the cost of my home birth
No she is a home birth midwife, she just charges extra for it. That's awesome that it was free for you, I hope someday it will be the norm around.here, although 99% of people who have found out I had a home birth have asked questions like, did you give birth at home on purpose? Why would you do that? Did it hurt? Can they give you drugs at home? Are you sure that was safe? And they just go on and on. So before eating your placenta becomes normal I think the area I am in needs to see natural birth as normal.
that is what I thought, but wanted to check, hospital midwives prob wouldn't do anything like that.
My first was born in the hospital but we had to fight to take his placenta home (we planted it under a lemon tree).
Just to clarify the homebirth was not free ($3500) but the midwife didn't charge extra for the pool or to encapsulate my placenta.
The rules have changed as far as I know, the government doesn't want to make it easy for them to happen, but of course they still will. Something to do with the insurance.
I wish HB was normal, at first it felt amazing (and was very healing for my first sons traumatic, unnecesary c/s), but that is a whole other story lol. But then it just felt normal.
I was sitting on my couch posting on fb 10 mins after he was out LOL
I have had the same silly questions .
I'm a midwife and to select "open minded" clients I do recommend dehydrating and encapsulating their placentas (there are professional companies that will do this for you or you can do it yourself). Recent research out of Europe shows that it reduces postpartum depression, increases iron stores and absorption, increases energy and helps your milk come in sooner. Clients who had struggled with postpartum depression with previous pregnancies and then encapsulated their placenta's after subsequent births swear by it. Myself, I've never had a baby but when I do I plan on encapsulating.
Eating...well I suppose if you can't encapsulate this is the next best thing. I've witnessed a few clients do it in the past. One with a shake and the other in a ground up spaghetti sauce. It smelled pretty intense when it was cooking and I'm quite sure that the high heat destroyed many of the vital enzymes that make it so beneficial...that being said, whatever turns your crank is fine by me.
In my opinion, it is no more wrong to eat placenta after giving birth to a child than it is to eat foreskin after being circumcised. Oh wait...
Originally Posted by cori rock
I really don't know why people think its so gross though.