Friday, January 28, 2011

Eat Your Placenta!

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I recently read about a woman who ate her baby's placenta and at first I was like, "Say WHAT?!" After doing some research, I have found that there is a whole world of mothers who eat the placenta to achieve a number of health benefits. I was even more surprised to find that this is something that has been practiced in other cultures for years.

The placenta is said to be full of vitamins, iron and hormones that some moms say have helped with postpartum depression, low energy and childbirth recovery. It has even helped some women with milk production. 

Here are a list of sites that have placenta recipes:

While I do find this very interesting, I'm not so sure I would be willing to do this. But, who knows....I may change my mind once I actually have a baby.

Would you eat your baby's placenta?


  1. *gag* no there are many other great things to eat like fruit and veggies

  2. No way! I'll pass on that one. LOL! However, I have used hair products with placenta in them.

  3. I didn't eat my placenta but I did see a documentary on it. There are doulas who know how to cook it up so that it tastes good. Culturally i respect people's views on it but personally, I'll pass.


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