Why I Ate My Placenta

Hello hello hello.

Getting a lot of questions on why the fuck I ate my placenta. What better way to explain the whole thing than with an in-depth blog post.

My birth story is coming, but in my meantime I just wanted to explain why you guys are seeing my placenta pills all over my Instagram Stories.

First off, you should know that I am not a doctor. Surprise surprise. I’m just sharing my experience & my story & why I decided to eat this ugly creature ( it really is super unfortunate looking ). PLEASE do your own research- there are two sides to every coin, but for me, the pros outweighed the cons.

Secondly, I had a doula who was amazing & changed the energy of the room during my delivery. She was incredible. We talked a lot about the benefits of eating my placenta, & she is the one who took my placenta, placed it in a cooler ( lol ), & encapsulated it for me. Imagine that, walking out with a big cooler of placenta on a casual Monday. What a time to be alive.

Side note: the whole placenta thing is so wild because you have a baby & you think you’re done then the doctor says, “ok now it’s time to deliver your placenta!” Are you fucking kidding me ?? There’s more ??!!

& out flies this weird thing ( don’t Google it, it’s not pretty ). But just because it’s not pretty doesn’t mean it’s not filled with benefits.

The Benefits of Eating Your Placenta:

♡ increases milk supply.

♡ boosts mood.

♡ boosts energy.

♡ decreases risk of postpartum depression.

♡ balances hormones.

♡ reduces chance of anemia.

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So after finding out the benefits of eating your placenta, I wanted to do it. I will quite literally try anything, a human guinea pig if you will, when it comes to health & wellness. Personally, I don’t think it’s gross or weird at all. The baby grew it, it was in my body, it doesn’t taste bad, AND !! even if it is a placebo effect…I don’t see a downside.

When it comes to stuff like this, I like to look at the pros & cons. If the pros outweigh cons, I’ll typically go for it.

Anyway, if you’re interested in how a doula actually encapsulates a placenta, here’s how.

How To Encapsulate a Placenta:

♡ step 1: the placenta gets rinsed off & the blood gets drained.

♡ step 2: it then gets placed in a steamer basket & is lightly steamed.

♡ step 3: once steamed, it’s sliced & dehydrated.

♡ step 4: the dehydrated placenta slices get put in a grinder until it becomes a fine powder.

♡ step 5: the powder is then put into capsules in a capsule sorter.

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My doula brought the pills to my house 3 days later & told me to take 2 capsules, twice a day for one week, & then 1 capsule twice a day for another week. I keep them in the fridge & can even save some in the freezer for when my daughter is going through puberty because it helps with hormones. It’s just so wild.

So yes, Michael, my fucking placenta will be in the freezer until you’re retired. Get over it.

She also gave me a Sitz Bath mixture that’s like a steam for your vagina with all these magical herbs. It’s also good for your hormones.

All this wellness stuff is my jam, & personally I just love it. & I know you guys do too, so I just wanted to share the specifics & explain why I decided to do this.

What I’ve noticed so far:

♡ I do have energy, especially after I take them.

♡ My skin isn’t completely trashed, which is surprising after sleeping on a hospital bed.

♡ My mood is even. I’m not feeling anxiety or depression & I really thought I might ( both run in my family so I’m really trying to pay attention to highs or lows here ).

♡ I do feel like it’s balancing my hormones.

The mind-body connection is real & mine is telling me that this is how I’m feeling, so I’m just trying to follow it.

I’ll keep you guys updated via Instagram Stories.

Also, if you guys want a little peek inside the delivery room, be sure to follow me on TikTok @laurynbosstick. I’ll be posting a lot of content there because it’s fun, quick, & hot. Very of the moment, ya know? We did a whole little video of our hospital experience so check it out.

I would love to know if any of you ate your placenta. What do you guys think? Yes, no, placebo or bat shit crazy?

Hope you all had a great Tuesday.

x, lauryn

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