View Poll Results: How did you/would you consume your placenta?
Fresh 5 11.36%
Encapsulated 27 61.36%
Not At All 9 20.45%
Other - Please explain 3 6.82%
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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Yes, I could still taste it even in a fruit smoothie, it wasn't THAT bad though, just kinda bad. I never tried it, but i heard making a smoothie with cranberry kills the flavour the best. My friend had it professionally encapsulated and said that she could taste it through the capsule, and then had "placenta breath" afterwards.
That makes sense - I take my fermented cod liver oil in pure cranberry juice and it's the only thing that covers the taste.

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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I had it prepped, and cut up in pea sized pieces and then frozen. Just swallowed it whole, like a pill. Couldn't really taste anything.
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I encapsulated it myself. I already had a dehydrator, so it only cost me the price of a lemon, ginger, and capsules, so maybe $5.
Did you steam it or was the lemon and ginger to ceviche it? My husband said he would do mine to save us $350, since we already have a dehydrator.
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$350! Wow, I got mine cheap. I paid $150 to have mine encapsulated. We have a dehydrator but my midwives advised against doing it ourselves b/c of the risk of bacterial growth. For $150 it was worth it to have someone else do it!
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Those who did the fresh/frozen, could you taste it at all?
Not at all! I put mine in a smoothie (did this for about a week) and all I tasted were frozen strawberries and bananas .
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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Re: Placenta: Fresh or Pills?

I had all of mine encapsulated, but my placenta was so big (225 capsules!) that next time I'd like to have my doula make a postpartum smoothie with some of it and encapsulate the rest. Can't speak to the taste in a smoothie, but the instant benefits postpartum sound awesome!
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Did you steam it or was the lemon and ginger to ceviche it? My husband said he would do mine to save us $350, since we already have a dehydrator.
I steamed it. I was afraid of doing it raw since it had been frozen and thawed. Our hospital's policy is that they don't release the placenta until 72 hours after discharge (or maybe hours after birth), so they freeze it straight away.
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Re: Placenta: Fresh or Pills?

I did both. Immediately postpartum my midwife made me a berry/placenta smoothie and then made the rest into dehydrated pills. I couldn't taste the placenta in my smoothie at all honestly. It did kind of weird me out but I just chugged it and was fine.
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OP here - I ended up getting the capsules along with a "mother's broth" made during the steaming process. I put the broth in my pig's foot soup, and couldn't taste anything different - but the soup is 80% black vinegar so you could hide anything in it

The capsules are definitely harder to take. If I let them touch my mouth too long, I get a sort of liver-y, dog food taste and have to wash them down with something strong like cranberry juice. No after-breath as long as I drink plenty or eat something after taking them.

I'm on day 4 and no baby blues so far, recovering well, and feeling healthy. Not sure how to evaluate effectiveness fairly, though: last time was a long labor with interventions and a c/s, this time was a quick natural water birth.
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