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Eat Your Placenta If It Meant No Postpartum Depression?

Motherhood isn't for the squeamish, but could you stomach eating a placenta? Some women believe that Placentophagy (the act of eating one's placenta) can ward off postpartum depression since the disposable organ is hormone rich and may balance out a woman's emotions after giving birth. Whether it is prepared like a protein or taken in capsule form, would you ingest it for the possible benefits?

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lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
ewwww! :faint:
FrankiLee FrankiLee 6 years
I would definitely do it if the placenta was encapsulated.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ew, I can't even eat animal meat, let alone my own!
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