Consuming Your Placenta?

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Consuming Your Placenta?
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 7:51am

Former Girls Next Door star Holly Madison isn't exactly the crunchy-hippie type -- but that's not going to stop her from eating her placenta. The mom-to-be, who's due any day now, announced on her blog that she'll be having her placenta -- a.k.a. the organ that nourishes the baby in the womb, or the "afterbirth" -- turned into pills after her daughter is born. "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!" she explained.

A few years ago, Holly's fans might have been horrified by her plan. But lately, placenta-eating has gone from a fringe earth-mama trend to a mainstream practice -- as evidenced by the many celeb moms who are jumping aboard.

Anyone planning to give this a try after baby arrives?

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:35am

My friend did this and to be honest, it totally grossed me out at the time.  However, she really struggled with postpartum depression in a previous pregnancy and she swears that this helped this time around.  I'm not sure what I'll do yet.  Anyone here give this a try?

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~