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Will you be eating your placenta?

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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Mmmm. Jk. I think eating a placenta is gross but I don't judge the moms who DO. There's no evidence to confirm or deny the health benefits on placenta consumption but someone women swear it helps them bounce back after pregnancy. January Jones did it!

Ways to eat your placenta:


Why women eat their placenta:


  • Decrease baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Increase and enrich breast milk
  • Increase energy
  • Decrease postpartum bleeding
  • Decrease iron deficiency
  • Decrease insomnia or sleep disorders
  • Source Here

So! Will you be eating your placenta? Why or why not? And if you do choose to do so, how will you eat it?

by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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Duquesne
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I think there's plenty of evidence on the benefits. And yes.
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MommyIsMyName90
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM
I would have loved to have mine encapsulated.
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army_wifey_06
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM
No.
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louzannalady
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I plan on planting my placenta under a plant (haven't decided what kind, yet, something we can take with us when we move, so probably a honeysuckle plant or a vine). I would only eat it, if I was having problems with hemorraging right after DS is born. You just take a piece and put it in your mouth. Which seems gross to me, but it is better than bleeding out. 

mc3197433
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I never did or wanted to..especially after seeing it in the medical pan.
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YzmaRocks
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I did with my last baby :)
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Taylor.gibson74
by on May. 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM
4 moms liked this
Disgusting
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purvislets
by on May. 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Nope!
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norahsmommy
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 12:04 PM
If I were suddenly hemoraging I'd take a bite. Other than that, no, I just can't get past the ick factor. No judging people that do!
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jennifermccoy88
by on May. 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I would if I had it in capsules.

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