Good reasons to Think Hard About Eating Your Placenta Following Childbirth


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Eating your placenta after giving birth (placentophagy) can pose harm to both you and your baby. The placenta is an intricate organ that nourishes the growing fetus by exchanging nutrients and oxygen and filtering waste products via the umbilical cord. The most common placenta preparation — creating a capsule — is made by steaming and dehydrating the placenta or processing the raw placenta. Little ones are far more susceptible, for example, to bacteria that eating placenta may introduce.

Though the decision to consume your own placenta should be made with caution, never eat someone else’s placenta, as illnesses that can be transmitted by blood—hepatitis, HIV, etc.—may potentially be present. While there doesn’t seem to be any proof that eating your placenta can help you, there is some proof that it can hurt. If you eat it “fresh” or raw, it might spread infection. But then I started researching it.

And what I found out about the benefits of eating your placenta was surprising to me. After months of doing my homework, I knew I wanted to give it a try and I am so glad that I did. Brief History of Placentophagy. Nearly every mammal ingests its placenta after the birth. 15 Reasons to Consume Your Placenta After Birth.

Placentophagy is the act of consuming one’s afterbirth soon after labor and delivery. Its proponents say that there is a wide number of benefits to this practice, from stress management to improving t. As Teen Mom fans know, Kailyn Lowry is eating her placenta following the birth of her new baby, Lincoln just like she planned. The 1 Reason You Should Re-Think Eating Your Placenta. Adriana.

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Hanging on to the placenta after birth seems to becoming more and more popular among new moms. According to Parents, some are choosing to eat the placenta. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the placenta is recognized for its positive effects to rebalance the hormones, not only after pregnancy, but also during menopause.

When you look at what happens in the lives of animals during pregnancy and birthing, you’ll find that they eat their placenta after giving birth. Pages: 1 2. Rats also ingest the entire placenta in one sitting immediately after giving birth.

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The downside to eating human placenta is said to be that the taste and smell of the tissue is unpleasant and consuming the material can lead to particularly disagreeable burping and headaches.

“Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]” by Victoria Williams Ph.D.
from Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]
by Victoria Williams Ph.D.
ABC-CLIO, 2016

It’s thought that eating the placenta after childbirth can provide:

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Katie and Mischa reported a solemn, rather than festive, sharing of bits of placenta—cooked with onions—in which friends shared nutrients needed by mother and baby at this moment of beginnings.

“When Species Meet” by Donna J. Haraway
from When Species Meet
by Donna J. Haraway
University of Minnesota Press, 2013

I couldn’t eat my own placenta.

“The Secret Midwife: Life, Death and the Truth about Birth” by The Secret Midwife, Katy Weitz
from The Secret Midwife: Life, Death and the Truth about Birth
by The Secret Midwife, Katy Weitz
John Blake, 2020

The thought of eating something so massive that you discharged after birth sounds disgusting, but so many of my mothers have found a way to consume it.

“The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood” by Connie Simpson
from The Nanny Connie Way: Secrets to Mastering the First Four Months of Parenthood
by Connie Simpson
Gallery Books, 2018

Notwithstanding, the first time I ate placenta has also been my last time….

“Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born” by Tina Cassidy
from Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
by Tina Cassidy
Grove, 2007

The placenta is buried in the goat enclosure, and the baby is washed in cold water and given a mixture of hot ash and boiled herbs so that it will vomit the amniotic fluid it has swallowed.

“Life-Span Human Development” by Carol K. Sigelman, Elizabeth A. Rider
from Life-Span Human Development
by Carol K. Sigelman, Elizabeth A. Rider
Cengage Learning, 2011

A study of traditional Hispanic postpartum practices by Philpotts (1979) described how the midwife disposed of the placenta through burial so that animals would not eat it, because it was believed that if a dog ate the placenta, the mother would be unable to bear subsequent children.

“Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care” by Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, Tracy Jean Carr
from Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care
by Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, Tracy Jean Carr
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003

They point out that the touted benefits may be the result of a placebo effect (if you expect to feel good after eating your placenta, you’ll probably feel that way)—and also point to women who end up sick after they’ve popped placenta pills or snacked on placenta.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing Company, 2016

Some cultures believe that eating the placenta is a means of restoring a woman’s well-being after birth or ensuring high-quality breast milk.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, Shannon E. Perry
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

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  • Personal testimony here with placenta encapsulationwanting to breastfeed my child naturally I opted to have my placenta kept until I determined if I could produce milk on my own. After 72 hours of desperately trying with zero breast milk and minimal colostrum I called and she brought it to me within 24 hours. 48 hours later I was mass producing milk and did so for nearly 2 years. There are benefits from it so many positive things he didn’t mention and although I cannot vouch for the post depression effectiveness, the gift of health being able to nurse my child is priceless

  • I cant stand people that eat or do things for there “health benifits” when there Is no scientific basis and when u tell them that they get mad

  • The reasons why animals eat their afterbirth and placenta is because they don’t have hands to rip their babies out of the after birth or take the placenta off like chimpanzees and humans

  • Acts 17:30
    In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to REPENT.

  • Whaaaat? I came here to find out if I should eat my wife’s placenta and he goes off on a tangent about fracking and earthquakes? I’m laughing, like, how sidetracked did the host just get.

  • I thought it was weird with my first but I Encapsulated my placenta with my second and found it so helpful and chose to do it again with my third! My husband called them my Happy pills

  • How about we stop comparing ourselves to instinctual, herbivores that probably eat it to keep predators away, and use our fucking brains instead. WE DON’T EAT PLACENTA!

  • that’s gross disgusting in the world even put something that is nasty eating other person in the day or creepy or run away from them

  • Well placenta contain stuff which support life system of an unborn child which means if a person eat its placenta then there will be affect of over consumption of those organic compounds with lead mercury and cadmium which is not good for human body in any medical condition. If you eat someone else placenta then may be your body will not accept it and may leads to serious health issue.

  • I always wondered what happened to mine, i saw they brought a big trash can but they did not put the placenta inside instead the doctor took it with him n he carried it in protective way i didnt think much but next time im going to take it n plant it

  • Animals also eat their own feces and some also eat their own babies…so if this is your rationale…I believe you should think about what you are actually doing.  Placenta is human flesh…which would be considered cannablism.  Humans are not animals and before eating this part of your own body, you should also think of the moral/ethical side of this practice, not just the physical aspect of eating it for nutritional value.  Humans are complex beings and our physicality is only one part of the human existance. Their are other implications, as a human that you should consider as well.

  • All these comments are so rude and mostly from men. It could work like a placebo effect which is something else that scientist can’t explain but have seen signs of it somehow helping people. I’m not even pregnant but I would be interested in exploring this idea to avoid ptsd after pregnancy since it runs in my family. God forbid anyone have even the slightest bit of an open mind these days.

  • People are fucking RETARDED. The placenta IS NOT HUMAN FLESH. Flesh contains muscles and fat in it, PLACENTA does not have muscles or fat. Its not Cannibalism because she they arent eating another human being. �� Eating the placenta helps women raise their milk quantities and can be made in pills, Also give them energy. You cannot eat ANYONE ELSES placenta beside your own. Highly dangerous.

  • What if the reason the organ is eaten in the while is an evolutionary response to not have warm fresh bloody meat luring predators. What if that is all it is, you’d look pretty silly eating it for no reason.

  • Think about after you give birth and after everything is done a chef comes in the room and asks ” do you want your placenta medium rare or well done?”

  • Rabbits eat their placentas not for health benefits, but to keep predators from scenting blood. They’re literally eating food they are not normally capable of eating, just to protect their babies. I have no idea what sort of health effects it has on them after the fact:\

  • Disgusting savages! Medical cannibalism is cannibalism and people who practice it will end up in Hell. Science has evidence of this practice being unhealthy.

  • For fuck’s sake don’t eat your placenta……it’s fucking disgusting. I don’t care if science even says it gives you superpowers. I would never even touch a woman that has consumed her placenta. Hard to bilieve freaks actually consume it. Zombies!

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  • Ok everyone here besides vegans and vegetarians are cannibals so shut up saying “ewwww that’s cannibalism” cuz guess what�� we are animals and we eat other animals like cows and pigs

  • One would think that if the placenta contained such benefitial nutrients then the body would not expel it in the first place… just sayin…. im pretty sure there is a reason excreated things should remain external to the body.

  • My pregnancy book wrote literally this: Feed your placenta to your man, it will make him devote to you for all your life. After reading it I thought it was funny and gross at the same time so I asked my husband if he would like some… sadly he denied my offer ��

  • But the majority of studies were done with dogs and mice?…wouldn’t studies on humans help reveal / dispel if there any actual correlations? ��

  • Wow so first of all why is there a man telling women whether or not it’s ‘safe’ to consume YOUR own placenta. Number one rule: NO UTERUS NO OPINION!
    Second of all.. Is takes a celebrity to tweet about it for doctors to decide to do further research on the matter?? What a brainwashed small minded world we live in. Consuming your placenta after birth has been done for THOUSANDS of years by all of our ancestors. Why in the new age do we always have to get the opinion of the privileged MAN when it comes to our own FEMALE bodies. Women need to take back their own bodies & stop listening to what western medicine has to say all the time. Connect with your mothers & grandmothers. These are the women you need to surround your self with during birth. It’s a spiritual miracle that no man will ever experience & therefore never understand. Take back YOUR BIRTH and do whatever you feel is right! Mother Nature is guide.

  • Gross,..certain animals only, eat it to cut down on the smell of new give their baby time to get up on their feet…still human,s……gross.

  • even if its for nutritional value, that’s fucked up to eat after birth. you can simply live your life eating healthy general food after giving birth instead of eating what fucking grew inside of you. nasty..