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Unique parenting question: what do you do with your child's placenta?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Never encountered this issue with my three sons

    http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/newsfeatures/article/725751--porter-so-what-should-i-do-with-my-son-s-placenta

    Around the world, there are rituals honouring the placenta. The Ibo of Nigeria bury it as the dead twin of the child.

    Other people eat them. They are said to help a woman heal after labour – both physically and emotionally. California midwife and medical anthropologist Janneli Miller offers to powderize her client's placentas, so they can swallow them in capsule form with white wine. More palatable than drinking it as a bloody Mary – tomato juice, salt, placenta, squeeze of lemon and voila, you have a cure to too much bleeding after childbirth

     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

  3. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Best idea I've heard is to bury it and plant a tree on top.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Flatten it out and use it as a frisbee
     
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    We planted roses over it. It's supposed to be very good for the soil.
     
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I read this in the Star and initially didn't know what to think.....but, completely involuntarily, I flashed back to Samantha Eggar in "The Brood." Totally fucking ewwwwww.
     
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Something to do with fava beans and a nice Chianti sounds about right.
     
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Have the medical staff properly dispose of it.
     
  9. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    I'm with TBF. I also think the hospital may give you an option to donate it for research purposes.
     
  10. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    We had someone powderize the placenta.....and then we snorted it.
     
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Name it the Bears starting QB. [/AQB]
     
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Complain that the local newspaper's sports department isn't giving it the respect it deserves.
     
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