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Can i eat my placenta?

i heard some people are doing this now and it is a spirutual thing and has great health benifits


Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • The trolls are out in full force today!

    Answer by TARARENEE at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • That has nothing to do with why I said that...EVERY doctor or scientist and most kids can tell you our species IS animal.
    Scientists mostly divide the world of living things into animals and plants. If something gets its energy from sunlight and doesn’t move around on its own, a scientist will usually call that creature a plant. Grass, moss, pumpkins and apple trees are all examples of plants.
    If a creature gets its energy from eating other things and it can move around on its own, then scientists call it an animal. Dogs, cats, frogs, fish, dinosaurs, and humans are all examples of animals.
    Scientists have names for different kinds of animals depending on which kind of food they like to eat. An animal that eats mostly plants is called an herbivore. Horses and sheep are herbivores. Animals that eat mostly meat are called carnivores. Lions and tigers are carnivores. People are omnivores — we can eat both meat and plants

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:07 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • This is NOT a troll question. Would you like a link to a placental encapsulation specialist?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:53 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Humans ARE animals...

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:57 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • mamawilbur, she was asking not saying she was going to and their are some out there that have that does not make them each their own

    Answer by buttonlts at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes, you can. It helps with recovery and with PPD.

    And if you don't want to eat it as is, have it dried, powdered and encapsulated.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes you can. It's very healthy, and often done in a ritual. You can freeze it until you decide how you'd like to do it. You can Google cooking and preparation methods, as well as rituals surrounding placenta eating if you choose. You can also bury it, which is what we considered doing (eating placenta isn't for me, but I know people do it).

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Eating the placenta is known as placentophagy. It is practiced by most mammals in the animal world, including many primates. This excludes the majority of humans.

    However, there are some that proport that eating the human placenta can help with ailments from postpartum depression to postpartum hemorrhage. There are some midwives and doctors who use the placenta medicinally in the early stages of postpartum because it is high in progesterone and has small amount of oxytocin. This supposedly helps stem bleeding after birth and causes the uterus to clean itself out. Some forms of Chinese medicines also contain parts of human placenta.

    While eating one's own placenta doesn't really pose any serious health risks, with the exception of spoilage, eating someone else's placenta can be a hazard to your health. In today's world of illness transmitted by blood like Hepatitis, HIV and AIDS to name a few, you must know that these are p

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • It isn't something I would want to do personally, but for everyone calling her gross...there are a ton of cultures where this is standard practice.

    You most certainly CAN. I would talk to your doctor about it first to see how you go about leaving the hospital with it, or if there is anything additional you need to fill out or do.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 4:00 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • It's not a spiritual thing always. the palcenta has many benefits including reduction of PPD, increasing milk supply, etc. Some people do it simply for these benefits. There are a variety of ways to prepare it. Stews, soups, capsules are all great ways. Personally, I would recommend a capsule. A midwife or other certified person can encapsulate it for you and then you take the pills over the course of 30-90 days.

    Answer by hill_star03 at 4:09 PM on May. 5, 2011