So, eating your placenta thing, has anyone tried it?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No, but if I had a baby I would totally consider it if there were a way to make sure it was safe and non gross… (the idea doesn’t skeeve me out at all, just the reality.)

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m pretty sure there is no evidence whatsoever that this has any benefits.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

eh…it sounds gross. I’ve read about it, but it is one of those things I feel like people SAY they do but they really dont. How is that not considered cannibalism? Sorry just my opinion.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i dont think i could do it :/ 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Gross gross gross gross.

Sure, plant it under a tree or a rosebush or whatever, but why would somebody want to eat it?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There isn’t any scientific evidence that eating your placenta is beneficial, but that may be because it has not been studied at all or has not been studied extensively. Many mothers have reported no post partum depression despite having had it in previous pregnancies. It also has other mood and body benefits, so say these moms. I am seriously considering doing it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You are literally eating a human body part. No.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

 all the evidence is anecdotal. And just bc a mom had ppd in one pregnancy does not mean she will have it in subsequent pregnancies. Someone sayin they felt “better” doesn’t carry much weight with me. Show me scientific proof- a double blind peer reviewed study with actual proof. 

That said, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt so if you’re on the fence, why not?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A friend of mine does placenta encapsulation, she has 1-2 clients a month. Check the hospital you’re delivering at, some won’t allow the release of the placenta without formaldehyde, which of course defeats the purpose.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Anecdotal evidence is not scientific evidence. These are probably the same people who refuse to vaccinate their kids, lol.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

From my own personal perspective and outlook on life, I pretty much read this question as “Anyone here into autocannibalism?” That said, I’d never tell someone they couldn’t or shouldn’t… the idea just makes me want to puke everywhere on everything. 

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