haha love it! OH decided that actually he thinks its a bit sick and he doesnt want to cook the placenta anymore, MW said, fine, you will all get in bed and have skin on skin while I cook it, Jodie IS going to eat it!!
inzi how cool I think I would do it, if in circumstances like you said, you get control etc.. will be amazing to show a positive home birth and for you to have a professional record of it
good luck indigo! how exciting!!
I'm actually strongly leaning towards placenta encapsulation, as I'm veggie and couldn't stand the taste/texture/mere thought of anything vaguely meaty - but I'm really struggling to find the capsules here, seems I have to get them from the states and there may be a problem if they are intercepted by customs as they may think I'm manufacturing illegal drugs! I had a touch of PND last time, though I think the awful experience I had in hospital probably contributed to that, but it seems to make sense to consume it, every other mammal does. I'm not sure I'll be able to stand the smell of it steaming either, but I'll just have to deal with it. OH wrinkled his nose at the suggestion so I doubt he'll be willing to do it for me!
I want to encapsulate the other half of the placenta as well....hadnt even thought of the fact I might not be able to get the capsules.....do I not realise I will be 37 weeks this friday, how long do I think i have left!!
yeah she is pretty cool! have a huge list of things to get ready for the birth, mostly food items! I thought the red wine was to drink but no its also in case of some circumstance or another!
waterbirth is not sounding promising, our water goes off overnight every night and we dont have hot water supply so would take hours to boil the pots of water and then no way of keeping it hot MW said she has a huge pot she will have with hot water and herbs oils etc for me to sit in and that will help with pain relief and softening so I might have to just be happy with a dry land home birth after all!
Oh Linzi what a day.. we love our little angels, but occasionally bedtime can't come soon enough! Sure your hair will look fab, I find it doesnít look right anyway until I've had a chance to wash it at home.
Cranberry - Can I tap into your magical mystical cervical opening powers next week, when my MW is back from a conference in malta? ;-)
Wooohoo Indigo!!!! These babies and bodies DO know what's going on I swear it. Little pickle must have known about you planning on a sweep today?!
Hey Jodie - how you feeling?
Me - my sister has been sending me text everyday for the last 4 days for any updates - think she is worried that she is my on-call for DD! (she is the closest family I have and that is two hours away) It's not annoying me yet as she is quiet funny with it. Thing like "flying eagle to big bird.. fledgling in the nest?.. Over"
OH reminded me yesterday that if I go into labour during the day he maybe upto an hour and a half away with this job he's doing a the moment.. so I might have to start blowing up the pool myself! hehehe.. least that will keep me distracted, esp with my daughters help!
Still, we're not having this baby this week>> I'm determined to keep LO in! Iíve got be careful though or Iíll end up having it on my birthday on the 21st! Great b-day present, but call me selfish, I want that day to myself!
ok, i shall save up the sparkle and unleash it the day after your bday
Im pretty terrified of PND as I have a history of falling apart, the only thing which makes me urk about placenta-canibalism (I think we should take the term back) is the actual drying etc but if someone else will put it in the machine, and we can leave it in the garage to cook then it might not be so bad. Then its just jerky which doesnt look like anything too icky does it!
Gonna set up a search for a dehydrator now on ebay!
tbh breech was the one thing i was rly scared of, thought thats something which i would def go into hospital for (probably because I watched ER the other week, which is true to life as we know, and they had a breech feet first baby), i feel a bit better about it now. great website
Nikki how about smoothies? I'm veggie and know what you mean even though the placenta is technically vegan, I'd struggle to get past the meatyness.... Smoothies juts taste of the fresh fruit and you don't cook the placenta so there are no meaty smells either. I think it was lousielou who had hers over a few days in fruit smoothies. My client is going for this option.
Hmm, I dunno - I think just knowing it was there would make me imagine I could taste it! I suppose the same could be said of capsules but I already take capsules of various things that are minging, or have done in the past, with no taste, so that gives the psycological edge IYKWIM? Maybe I'll try a teeny bit and see if I gag, but I think the encapsulation is useful for taking it long-term, although I suppose I could freeze it in portions... I think the OH is going to think I've flipped my lid no matter what way I do it!! The other thing is he's not veggie so if I put it in the freezer in bits, there's a real danger of him and the wee one eating it by accident - now that would gross me out, If I found them tucking into it with some spuds, haha! (don't know why, when I'm thinking of scoffing it, but it's just a wierd thought)
Gawd, my mind is wandering in silly directions way too much these days...
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