Well this is our 3rd baby, I've never consumed the placenta. Wanted to encapsulate the last one, but that ended up not happening just due to major distraction lol so we ended up burying both under daffodils. =) which is fine with me. This time I really would like to try it.
So for any other moms out there that would like to try it too...
I found a site that sells a whole kit (plus encapsulating machine) for $75.00
and I found this recipe for preparing the placenta... apparently it's a "chinese medicine" recipe. but i'm unsure of the real origins.
Wash excess blood from placenta.
Place placenta inside it's membranes (with cord) to help keep it together.
Place in steamer with lemon slices, ginger root and cayenne.
steam on side for 15 mins, flip over and steam another 15 minutes or until no juices run.
after steaming, THINLY slice placenta (like jerky), and place on foiled cookie sheet.
dehydrate in conventional oven on LOWEST SETTING for 7-10 hours or until dry and brittle.
Powder the strips in coffee grinder or food processor and encapsulate.
two capsules - 3 times a day for 2 weeks post partum.