I wanted to get a "before" picture..but you are probably grateful that I did not get one. *wink*
This is not something I ever thought we would do..but there you have it.
We had my placenta encapsulated.
I don't consider myself a "crunchy mama" and certainly don't fit all the criteria..
See definition below from Urban Dictionary:
Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods. See crunchy and hippie.
That crunchy mama is breastfeeding in public again!"
but really, why NOT do this?
It can't hurt..the capsules freeze indefinitely..and could potentially be a huge help.
People who suffer from PPD (Post Partum Depression) swear by it and we heard of mothers who gave capsules to their children to boost immunity and the kids are sold on it. Plus, menopause?!
The placenta is pretty amazing in that (by God's plan) it sustains a life for 9 months..
It is kind of a weak argument or may turn your stomach, but there is probably a reason why animals eat theirs.
Here is some reading for you on the subject if you are interested.
What is your take?