Friday, February 26, 2010

My FIRST Placenta Encapsulation!!

So, Amy and Morgan came over today to help me with the placenta encapsulation! The kids played, and we worked with a placenta!

The word placenta comes from the Latin for cake.

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply.

So, first we had to rinse the placenta and drain the blood from it.

Once we removed the cord and drained the blood from it, we put it in the steamer.

And, steamed it...

While it was steaming, we took the cord and made a heart with it.

Once the steaming was complete, we cut it up and put it in the dehydrator.

Once it's completely dehydrated, I'll post about the next steps!


Stephanie said...

It's not dehydrated yet, O Anti-Induction Doula?

Love the blog!

Ashley said...

It is actually!! It only took overnight to dehydrate it.. and I ground it up and put it in the capsules today. :)

Windy said...

Hi! can you tell me if this placenta eating stuff would be considered cannibalism? And also, Does it taste like chicken, fleshy,no flavor at all really? Are there possibly any negative side effects of eating your own placenta? Why just the placenta? Would the umbilical cord also have essential nutrients?
I'm not being snarky or anything I'm really curious about any info you may have or suggestions on where I can go to look this all up? TIA