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Eating the Placenta?

I just heard that some people eat their Placenta. Some do it for Religion others say it's very healthy and good especially if you plan on breastfeeding. I would not do this but I would like to get some feedback from others.

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texasgirl1011

Asked by texasgirl1011 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Christian scientist do that. Tom Cruise does it. I couldnt though....Also some people get it dried out and season their food with it....
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 6:26 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Gross!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I can only say EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • GROSS. That is nasty.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:34 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I did a little bit of reading up on it because i found it interesting.
    What i found basically said that there can be benefits. It can keep PPD at bay as well as other things. However, just like the placenta holds onto nutrients it also holds on to the toxins the mother was exposed to as well. ...So i'm not sure that pros are truly better then the cons and there have not been enough studies done on this to know for sure.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:39 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • It's gross, but to me it doesn't sound any worse than eating liver, jmo.
    izyandchrismomi

    Answer by izyandchrismomi at 11:07 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

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