My sister and her friend are taking mine after this birth so they can do a "practice run" with it before trying it for a friend who is due next month! I wasn't really planning on having it encapsulated otherwise but if it all goes well it'll be nice to have the option! As they're doing it themselves I'll see if they have anything to say about the process after the fact!
I would LOVE to get my placenta encapsulated, unfortunately I'm not seeing any way around my stubborn OH.
He feels rather strongly about the idea and has vehemently expressed his perspective (which I politely disagree with) but I figure that I will concede on this subject because he's going to have no choice but to concede when it comes to baby sleeping in our room and for how long
I did this and I do honestly think it helps. I started at 4 capsules a day and now I am down to two. Next week I will be 4 weeks pp and I still feel great. It cost me $200 to encapsulate my placenta. If I ever have another child I will do it again. Even if the effect has been a placebo it has still been worth it.
I did it for a client and never again! I understand why it cost what it does! My client had a history of depression so she had a smoothie after she gave birth, a tincture and encapsulation. I did all 3. Smoothie is super easy and you could just consume the whole thing over a few days in smoothies and that would be super easy and you get ALL the benefits easily with zero hassle. The tinture is easy too. Instructions on DIYing it are on the IPEN website. Steaming, dehydrating, grinding and encapsulating it properly is hard work -especially without the proper equipment. I had to bin my steamer after! IMO it's well worth the money to have it all done and the specialist will often do you the smoothie when she collects it too. I wouldn't want to do another. Not even for myself! I think I'd probably just make up a bunch of smoothies and do them over the few few days or just pay a specialist. I'd asked to voucher from friends to pay for it.
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