I Regret Eating My Placenta

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Wonder what you all would make of Lotus Biths

Haha, I saw this typo and in true Star Wars Nerd fashion thought

http://images.wikia.com/aliens/images/7/77/Bith.jpg

?

jpattzlovevampz 2 hours ago (Phil D.), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I believe that the umbilical cord naturally clamps soon after birth so there's really no need for it to be left attached as far as I can tell. I guess it's meant to be a more gentle to let it detach itself but idk. I just can't imagine sitting around FOR UP TO 12 DAYS with a placenta sitting next to me in a bowl. As mentioned before - they're surprisingly big. I know about this stuff partly because of what I studied but partly because I find it totally fascinating. To each their own obvious and I fully support people making their own decisions about labor and delivery and all that but I don't really get this one. What if you delivered in July and there was a heatwave.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/qvlOk.png

dayo, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think I must have skipped the 12 days part

Yeah forget that.

Let's eat.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahahahahahaha

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is vile, wtf

― i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:36 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

WTF. It's medical waste.

It is medical waste produced as part of an emotional experience, so it can have some symbolic value, but it's objectively no different than an extracted gall bladder.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

It is medical waste produced as part of an emotional experience

women usually end up evacuating their bowels while in labor, might as well hold on to that too

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Veg grrl, get off your high horse w/ your being grossed out. That's just too rich from the lady who's leering at me, just waiting for me to have spleen failure so you can plop it on your grill.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

"this is my lotus poo"

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, OK. You don't have to be jerks about it! For all we know some ppl around here might have done it. Maybe there is a really good reason to beyond the symbolic and I just haven't found it yet. idk.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

;_: I just wanted to make a "lotus poo" joke

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are free to chime in, then, and we will gladly apologize

imagine if the Santorum family had done this and were carting around their stillborn child and the attached placenta

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

okay too far

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I didn't mean you! It was actually several x-posts. Sorry!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh! I wasn't WTF-ing at you, ENBB! I was generally crying out to the general afterbirth-munchers of the world.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I say that, btw, because I'm pretty sure that might be one in particular. Also MH, seriously.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Je55e you have called me out, tis true. I am 100% hypocrite when it comes to spleen vs placenta.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, it's a valid possibility, combining the people who want to respect the life of a baby that didn't make it and those who feel the placenta stays attached or whatever

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol Jesse I've been saying throught this thread that, while definitely unusal, I don't think it's the craziest thing in the world and that I'd probably at least research the possibily of doing it when/if I ever have kids.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

leeeet's move on, mh

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't trust anything I say, I was a formula baby

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's taking me a while to get down with the idea, I've not really been that exposed to this kinda stuff so my reactions ITT have pretty much been my brain being all O_O people do WHATNOW

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

However, proponents of lotus births view the baby and the placenta as existing within the same auric field

yeah uh idk if this is wiki nonsense but i detect a whiff of total bullshit

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh sorry, that's just the rotting placenta

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

elmo, namaste

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

what is an auric field

somehow I don't think it's a big sphere of gold

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

x-post lol u jerk

(I was a formula baby (and have the chronically fucked up ears to prove it!) too)

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

obviously instead of the mother holding on to the soul that was in the placenta by eating it, they are giving the soul time to naturally transfer to the baby

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

it makes perfect logical sense, just ask contenderizer

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wait you mean that it's a fake wiki article? No. It's definitely a thing.

http://www.lotusbirthcampaign.org/

http://www.achildbirth.com/lotus-birth.html

I really wish I could find the pictures where the lady documented it with her placenta bag and stuff. Dammit.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbh nothing is going to top the placenta teddy bear posted upthread

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

no no, i mean i'm not relying on a wiki article to speak for all proponents of lotus birthing, who knows who wrote that sentence

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

placenta bear

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

afterbear

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ah, right. I defintely dind't mean to do that if it seemed like I had.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think elmo is incredulous that people are referring to auras and stuff as a reason to do this and that someone perhaps added that to the wiki article as a joke

mh, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm usually pretty pro-cuddlestein ILX, but if you're going to eat your baby's placenta, you're going to face some derision from your friends on the internet. That's just the way things go.

If you are going to carry the placenta around with you until it rots off your baby, step up so I can deride you directly for your choices.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol 'afterbear' hahaha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

<3 carl

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

c, you did a straight up "Well, A then B, and B then C, so it stands to reason that since A then C"

I'm not going to spend all day shaking my head and going back and forth. I get where you're coming from in that anecdotal ideas etc but sheesh watch it on the basic logic problems.

― mh, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:38 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i've read through everything i posted itt, and this is just horseshit, no offense. my logic was all A-dependent (A being that most mammals eat the placenta). to the extent that anything was B-dependent, i wasn't making any kind of insistent A-then-C connection. if there's a point you want to argue, do so. insults and nonspecific claims of logical fallacy are no argument at all.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

or you could both just let it go, I have no idea what you're even talking about anymore jeez guys

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp yeah it's the aura thing specifically, auras are a nice thing to think about and contemplate but when you get into the pseudoscience of 'auric energy transfers' via the umbilicus it just seems so warped and delusional

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

What I was thinking when I wrote what I did was:

- There may be special nutritional or medicinal value to be gained from human placentaphagy but there is no proof of it
- Some people value the placenta's symbolism b/c it is part of an emotional experience, so they eat it, and that is UNUSUAL (i.e. "WTF") BUT FINE
- But to claim health benefits when science doesn't support such claims = woo

xp - lol, OTM x2

I'm usually pretty pro-cuddlestein ILX, but if you're going to eat your baby's placenta, you're going to face some derision from your friends on the internet. That's just the way things go.

If you are going to carry the placenta around with you until it rots off your baby, step up so I can deride you directly for your choices.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Awesome to find out that this is the thing that turns people into straight up assholes on ILX. Who knew?

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Someone pissed in their placentas..?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I knew, but then again, I would have known.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think this has been a notably gentle thread for involving some pretty oddball behaviors bolstered by specious reasoning.

I'd also deride those who buy into auric energy transfers, while we're deriding things.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

or you could both just let it go, I have no idea what you're even talking about anymore jeez guys

― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:54 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

mh has been sniping at me for a while itt. i was nice abt it for a while, but now i'm starting to get pissed off. grumble grouse mutter...

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

you guys should sit down, break placenta, and talk it out

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink


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