Post-Partum Placenta Encapsulation: You’re Going to Do WHAT?! Why!?

“Post-Partum Placenta Encapsulation: You’re Going to Do WHAT?! Why!?”

Human placentophagy–Consuming or ingesting placenta or afterbirth. In less fancy terms, placenta encapsulation.  Turning your placenta into capsules …to consume, to ingest like by your mouth.  For real? Yes, I’m serious. Initially, it sounds like the most repulsive, disgusting thing ever imaginable. But it is actually quite natural and is universally practiced among mammals and cultures. I had heard of it but was far too scared to try it with the birth of my son.

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Multi-Tasking with an Infant: The Joys of Babywearing and Sh*t

“Multi-Tasking with an Infant: The Joys of Babywearing and Sh*t”

I’ve been on maternity leave for a couple of months now. I send my oldest son (an almost three-year-old egotistical, articulate, wildly narcissistic comedian) to daycare most days and don’t even feel guilty about it anymore. This allows me to be a better mama because I get to devote all of my time and loving energy to my newborn daughter while my son gets to thrive, learn, and be challenged without my constant nagging. This also leaves me with an infant who adores being held…all the time.

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