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(Telegraph)   New mothers can now buy picture frames made from own placenta; down payment on child's future therapy sessions expected to included as an add on   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 29
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2013-11-25 12:16:41 PM
I have to stop and wonder, 'who the f**k even thinks about stuff like this?'

Ever seen a placenta? Gross looking thing that would best fit in a horror film. People working in the birthing field are used to them -- kind of like sewer workers are used to turds, but I haven't noticed any of them wanting to make them into wall decorations or tea cozies.

Animals eat the placenta to avoid detection of their babies by predators. Maybe some consume it to restore badly needed nutriments but animals are not humans and what is good for them is not necessarily good for folks.

We have birds that eat the shiat of their nestlings but that doesn't mean it's good for them. It means they don't want droppings detected by predators who can reach the nest. Some dogs eat their own feces.

Often, waste is simply that: waste. Unneeded byproducts of functions. Like puss from a pimple or cyst. It doesn't contain magical health benefits. It doesn't hold the secret to a healthier, longer life -- or else the body would not work so hard to get rid of it.

What is the fascination with bodily wastes lately that people have to get so insane about them? I can understand -- somewhat -- feces, since it makes a natural fertilizer, which, in isolated communities, with nutrient poor lands, could come in handy. Yet even there, a risk is had, since human feces holds bacteria that can and has spread to vegetables grown in it and then sickened those who had no immunity.

Human sewage post sewer era could and did sicken populations.

I don't think I'd find it comforting to have some item laying about my house made out of a placenta from my kid (if I had one) or even any siblings.

I also wouldn't want to be within the vicinity when the lady in the article boils the thing. You can smell soup cooking, can't you? How about a nice placental broth? I don't even want to be around forensic scientists when they boil human bones to de-flesh them.

Humans can be the grossest creatures on Earth.
 
2013-11-25 12:37:22 PM
Makes about as much sense as crafting a necklace from Junior's foreskin.
 
2013-11-25 12:38:07 PM
That is farking revolting.
 
2013-11-25 12:39:06 PM
Hang it with the umbilical cord!
 
2013-11-25 12:39:54 PM
This is getting uncomfortably close to the babyquarium.
 
2013-11-25 12:40:47 PM
Better than eating it...
 
2013-11-25 12:47:41 PM

Pinner: Hang it with the umbilical cord!


My first thought as well.

Well, second. First was "WTF are these people thinking????", but anyway.
 
2013-11-25 12:48:20 PM
"Lightning crashes..  an old mother dies.."   I remember an interview with Eric "Ponch" Estrada where he proudly displayed his necklace with a locket displaying a piece of umbilical cord..  Weird people be weird.
 
2013-11-25 12:49:16 PM

rkiller1: Makes about as much sense as crafting a necklace from Junior's foreskin.


I tried that. It was too small, so I could only make a ring out of it. But if you rub it, it becomes a bracelet.
 
2013-11-25 12:53:08 PM
But then I might be tempted to eat the frame.
 
2013-11-25 12:53:15 PM
Hell, that's nothing. Newfies have an entire bay made from placenta.
www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
2013-11-25 12:56:19 PM
*hrrrp*
 
2013-11-25 12:58:38 PM
I can tell most of you posters are not parents, definitely not women who had life emerge from your womb.

The bond between an infant an mother, the miracle of childbirth, all of these things you might know of, but not really comprehend.
The placenta of my baby was its first home, its cradle within the womb. Some people keep baby socks and you wouldn't think twice about that.
Other cultures do not have this aversion to naturally occurring life experiences that you 1st worlders have.

You are missing a lot of life's experiences. You are disconnected from nature.

And I feel sorry for you...

/not even 1% serious
 
2013-11-25 12:58:43 PM

MBooda: Hell, that's nothing. Newfies have an entire bay made from placenta.
[www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca image 850x716]


They have a bay full of Fundies too.... :P
 
2013-11-25 01:07:37 PM

Resident Muslim: I can tell most of you posters are not parents, definitely not women who had life emerge from your womb.

The bond between an infant an mother, the miracle of childbirth, all of these things you might know of, but not really comprehend.
The placenta of my baby was its first home, its cradle within the womb. Some people keep baby socks and you wouldn't think twice about that.
Other cultures do not have this aversion to naturally occurring life experiences that you 1st worlders have.

You are missing a lot of life's experiences. You are disconnected from nature.

And I feel sorry for you...

/not even 1% serious


OK, good, because I have a 1-week-old, and I love her and she is amazing in a totally new way, but when I saw that placenta I thought "Damn that is gross."
 
2013-11-25 01:08:57 PM

Pinner: Hang it with the umbilical cord!


Great now I'm hungry for Andouillette.
 
2013-11-25 01:11:00 PM
Hah! No one's posted the Placenta Bear yet.

assets.inhabitots.com
 
2013-11-25 01:12:33 PM

theorellior: Hah! No one's posted the Placenta Bear yet.

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New parents are farking nuts.
 
2013-11-25 01:15:02 PM
Who gets all the money for the placenta blood freezing service you get pitched while basically holding a freshly cought newborn?   Hey there dad.. we have no cure now, but your liittle one might need some lifesaving  service in 20 years, and if you pay us to hold on to this until then, you might be able to save your child.  What do you say dad? Do you love your kid or are you not willing to pony up a few bucks for your child's life?

Someone is making money from the service all right.. but someone else is paying for that advertising spot.
 
2013-11-25 01:15:47 PM
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2013-11-25 01:24:29 PM

Rik01: I have to stop and wonder, 'who the f**k even thinks about stuff like this?'

Ever seen a placenta? Gross looking thing that would best fit in a horror film. People working in the birthing field are used to them -- kind of like sewer workers are used to turds, but I haven't noticed any of them wanting to make them into wall decorations or tea cozies.


speaking of sewers..  in the Shawshank Redemption.

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Andy busts the sewer by punching a hole in the top.   The pipe is all full and gushes out.   Why the eff does it empty out since the hole he put was in the top of the pipe?    He should have needed a set of scuba gear.

and the pipe just empties out into a sewage pit.  Any takes off his clothes  and feels cleansed, but he is still sitting in the sewage pit.
 
2013-11-25 01:28:27 PM
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2013-11-25 01:34:48 PM
Serious quesiton: Is it the mother's or the child's placenta?
 
2013-11-25 02:02:57 PM

mdeesnuts: Serious quesiton: Is it the mother's or the child's placenta?


Inner half's the child's, outer half's the mom's.  Be an interesting problem when it came to estate planning.
 
2013-11-25 02:03:19 PM
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2013-11-25 02:14:45 PM

GAAAAAAHHHH!!!

 
2013-11-25 02:40:50 PM

Nutsac_Jim: speaking of sewers..  in the Shawshank Redemption.

[christianaellis.com image 400x250]
Andy busts the sewer by punching a hole in the top.   The pipe is all full and gushes out.   Why the eff does it empty out since the hole he put was in the top of the pipe?    He should have needed a set of scuba gear.


It was a rainstorm, so possibly it's a combined sanitary & storm pipe, and when he bust it open the rain was coming down at max speed. Then later on, in the still you include in your post, the rain is coming down slower so the pipe's not as full.

Yeah it's not a particularly good explanation, but you get what you pay for.

and the pipe just empties out into a sewage pit.  Any takes off his clothes  and feels cleansed, but he is still sitting in the sewage pit.

Yeah it kinda falls apart there too.

Maybe these are clues that Shawshank is really a post-modern magical-realist story? Maybe it's about something else entirely, and these scenes are supposed to be the clue that gives away the unreality of the story?
 
2013-11-25 03:16:34 PM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: This is getting uncomfortably close to the babyquarium.


Came to say the same thing.
 
2013-11-25 06:45:14 PM
This doesn't bother me at all.  It doesn't confuse me or disgust me.

"What's that picture frame material?"
"Placenta."
"That's novel."

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