Consuming Your Placenta?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Consuming Your Placenta?
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:15pm

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.

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

Anyone planning to give this a try after baby arrives?

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Fri, 03-15-2013 - 12:17pm

alreadyblessed wrote:
<p>I've heard of women eating their placenas in many ways.  From the pills to grilling it, to drying it like beef jerky. I never have done any of these things.  My husband can only take so much lol.</p>

I don't know how my husband would feel about it either!  I know it is supposed to be great for women who suffer from PPD.  I'm sure if I had gone through that in a prior pregnancy, he'd be more open to the idea. 

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 6:33pm

I've heard of women eating their placenas in many ways.  From the pills to grilling it, to drying it like beef jerky. I never have done any of these things.  My husband can only take so much lol.

Rose