This was a placenta from an 11 pound baby. I started by rinsing off some of the excess blood. With this placenta I did the raw method of encapsulation which is omitting the steaming step from the TCM method
Normally I don't even fill up 2 trays but with this one I used 3. Everything is ready to be dehydrated for 12 or more hours on a very low heat.
A heart made from the cord
I found that in doing the raw method it was difficult using the knife so I used the scissors instead