Placenta Consumption

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Placenta Consumption
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 12:51pm

The supposed benefits of eating your own placenta include fewer hormone swings, better breastmilk production, more energy and a decreased risk of postpartum depression. The actual scientific evidence is minimal, but a lot of alternative-medicine advocates swear by it. 

Of course, the actual prospect of eating this thing is still hard to swallow. That's why there's now an entire industry built around turning the fresh organ into pills by dehydrating it, grinding it up, and putting it into capsules. It's a commitment, though: a bottle costs somewhere in the range of $200-$300, and taking your placenta home involves special arrangements with the hospital. Still, we're thinking women like Holly and January wouldn't be gushing about their placentas if they had to eat them with a knife and fork! The encapsulation process probably has a lot to do with making placenta-eating trendy. 

Read more here- http://www.ivillage.com/placenta-eating-celebrities-are-new-normal/1-a-524630

Has anyone here given this a try?  Anyone hoping to try it after their next delivery?

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