Wednesday, November 28, 2012

bothers me...

you know what really bothers me?  ok, background a bit.  have you heard of placenta encapsulation?  it's where you pay someone to come, take your placenta, dry it out, then encapsulate it into pills for you to digest post-partum.  the belief is that it helps fight post-partum depression because it contains all your pregnancy hormones, so you don't have that sudden drop/spike of hormonal changes that can contribute to ppd.  the side effects or negatives?  none, really.  i dunno, i think it sounds pretty brilliant, and if it didn't cost $200-$300 or whatever, i actually totally think i'd do it. 

so you know what really bothers me?  when people go, "have you heard about these people who eat their placenta?  that is so disgusting."  dudes, they're not eating their placenta.  they're not sitting down at the dinner table with some fava beans and a nice chianti. this isn't silence of the lambs type shit.  this is someone whisks it away and then shows back up with some pills.  it's really not that gross - get over it, people.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh man... I dont think I would be able to get over the thought of KNOWING what it is... encapsulated or not :) Although I did read on babycenter that it tastes just FINE raw blended up with strawberries.

Christina said...

I've heard good things from a midwife friend about taking the pills. But some people really do EAT it! Some of her clients did in a lasagna.