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Did your hubby eat the placenta after the baby was born?

I heard that some do and that it is nutritious. Is it fried up first or just eaten raw?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:58 AM on Oct. 6, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • I've heard of this. It got quite popular in the 80's in California when I was having babies. We made jokes about it, like a new fast food place opening up called "PB" (Placenta burger) I never even remotely considered eating the placenta, though. It really sounds horrible to me; like cannibalism or something. It's "just" a temporary organ, I guess? Not sure what it's considered. But I wouldn't freak out because someone wanted the nutrition from it. Seems it makes more sense that the mother would need that rather than the father, though. Don't animal mothers eat their placenta?  And aren't we glad we're human???


    Answer by MomShap at 10:33 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Thats a new one to me. Do people really do that?? EW

    Answer by BabyGsMaMa13 at 4:00 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Oh gross, seriously?! That sounds like some serious Andrew Zimmern Bizarre Foods kinda stuff, lmao.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 4:01 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • ummm the doctor will let u?

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 4:13 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • some cultures eat it, some plant it... I think its gross...

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • O_O Ok...... Well, I am glad that my husband doesn't do this.

    Answer by MorRighAnu at 7:18 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • That's gross. I have heard of planting it, ut never eating it.

    Answer by littlebit1980 at 8:03 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • I've heard of both eating it and planting it. If we were starving, yes I'd let my husband eat it. But we're not. In terms of food we are doing fine- so there's no need for either of us to eat the placenta.

    I'm sure it is nutritious, but I doubt it's any better than taking a multi-vitamin.


    Answer by EricaAbbott at 8:15 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • eww um heck NO

    Answer by ColtsFan1912 at 8:27 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • In other parts of the world, this is's a sign of good luck....

    Answer by LaLa30 at 8:57 AM on Oct. 6, 2008