Would you eat your placenta?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Would you eat your placenta?
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:42pm

It seems to be a growing trend among celebrities, just not sure I'd be ready to jump on that wagon just yet!  It seems that the most convenient way is by paying a company to turn it into pill form, I just wonder how you can guarantee that you get your placenta.   

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.

Also, in this age of competitive mothering, it's just one more way for women to go above-and-beyond for their babies. With the whole world watching, what celebrity mom wouldn't want to do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition into parenthood? 

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

What do you think?

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Registered: 06-29-2011
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 1:42pm

Eww, that's totally disgusting! I don't care if it's pill form or not, ick. What if it's like when you take a fish oil pill and you burp... makes me sick just thinking about it.