Consuming Your Placenta

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Consuming Your Placenta
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:22pm

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 try this before?  I know it is said to help with postpartum depression.  Did it work for you?

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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 10:12am

I'm intrigued by this.  If I'm honest, and if I think about it too much, it grosses me out. However, if it can help eliminate or reduce the amount of PPD I get, it would totally be worth it.  Something to think about for sure...

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