Do you believe eating the placenta after giving birth is a beneficial practice for new mothers?
January Jones (Mad Men actress) recently gave birth and chose to have the placenta encapsulated. Ingesting the placenta (placentophagy) is said to provide the new mother with energy, nutrients and helping to prevent the ‘baby blues’.
If you (or your partner) have given birth did you/they eat the placenta or if you are a woman who hasn’t given birth, could you see yourself doing this? What are your thoughts on this practice?
I don’t have a problem with it although I am not sure I could do it myself.
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