When I had Aiden 12 years ago, the thought of consuming my placenta hadn't even crossed my mind! Nowadays, there is so much more research and understanding into the benefits of placenta consumption post delivery that I thought...why not give it a try this time around! The idea of a raw smoothie or tacos made me a little squeamish, so I decided to go for the dehydrated and encapsulated route. Since I LOVE DIY projects, and wanted to save the $250-350 in cost, I opted to do it myself! I have to admit, once I dove into the project and handled my bloody organ myself, I doubted my ability to finish the project! Haha! That was until I got to see this magnificent thing up close and really see the beauty this life-source was! The veins on its front side looked like the "Tree of Life" and I was mesmerized! Once steamed, the placenta smelled mildly like a liver to me. It wasn't unpleasant, and didn't linger in the kitchen afterwards. I chose to toss the larger pieces that wouldn't blend well into my organic garden, so I ended up with about 56 capsules total in the end. The suggested dosage is 2 capsules after every meal. I've been taking my Placenta Capsules for about 3 days now, and I've already seen an improvement in my milk supply, and I can tell that my uterus is contracting more. My mood seems to be just a good as it was before, but I haven't struggled with the baby blues yet. All in all, it was a very fascinating process for me to handle and transform this amazing thing that MY body MADE from scratch and kept my baby alive for 10 months!! Life is simply MIRACULOUS!!!