October 19, 2011

Would You Eat Your Placenta?

Apparently, there is another movement happening right now... in mommy world. I read this article yesterday about women who are now "eating" (ok... usually taking pills) their placenta. Yes, placenta.

I highly recommend you read the article yourself because I don't know if I have it in me to do a full recap. Also, there's a video of a placenta lady who will come to your home, cook and capsule your placenta for you.

And per the comments on the post, this is a pretty polarizing topic. Some women swear by it, and others (I think I'm an other here) can't get past the ick factor.

I'd love to know your thoughts in this. Really. Truly. Please share!


  1. It's not really new. It was going around when I was preggers with the Ice-man and Doober.

  2. I could barely look at my placenta after giving birth let alone eat it. No, no, no. It other people want to, go for it but you will never catch me with a fork in it!

    I have heard of this but don't know much about it but what's the point? Like are people thinkng there are health benefits or something to it? I just dont get it.

  3. Yes, they are claiming there are health benefits to eating the placenta: bringing in milk faster, helping the utuerus to contract, and thwarting PPD. I don't think anyone eats it with a fork (at least not in the U.S.), but they steam it, dehydrate it, and ground it up for capsules. There's a video of it in the link I posted above.