Placenta Encapsulation

Learned something new today during my first day of prenatals with my midwife. The other student midwife does placenta encapsulation and charges $250. This is where she makes the placenta into capsules so the mom can take them after birth, usually by dehydrating.

Some women opt to do this to prevent or help with postpartum depression, low iron or to increase milk supply.

I have heard of women eating the placenta after birth but that has always been rather offensive to me. Encapsulation, I could probably do and I think I would consider it if happened to have another child.

Have you ever heard of placenta encapsulation or done it? If so, did you notice a difference from taking the capsules?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    06/26/14
    Beth
    I've heard of it but never done it.

    More importantly - Are you pregnant?!?!? Did I miss an announcement?! If so, Congrats!!
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    06/26/14
    8Theresa Gould
    No, I decided to pick up my midwifery studies so I am attending prenatals with another student, my midwife and her clients on Thursdays. I won't be attending any births until August. But a couple of the moms I met today will probably be births I will be attending in the fall.
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      06/26/14
      I've heard of it. My sister had a friend who was practicing and did hers for free as practice. She still has a bunch left (two pregnancies ago) so gives them to the kids whe they are sick instead of vitamin c-even tricked her hubby into taking one.. They haven't had a cold or flu last more than a few hours since. I thought about it, but we couldn't afford the price tag.
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        06/26/14
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        06/27/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I think I have too but never knew the reason behind it.
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        06/27/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I think I'd have to think about the good it possibly would do to get over the thought of what it is.
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          06/28/14
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          07/02/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I just never thought about the fact that it was full of hormones that could be helpful to mom. I find it quite interesting.
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