(Closed) so…is it normal to keep the placenta and do stuff with it?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

No, this is not something a majority of people do. I saw mine with Dirty Delete #1 and that was enough for me.

Post # 4
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

ewwwww no.

Post # 6
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@harleyq:  It’s becoming a fad. Some people are even encapsulating it to swallow in pill form. There seem to be health benefits associated with it, but the artful stuff is a little…. extreme, perhaps? I can’t think of the word I want to use.

Post # 7
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve heard of people drying it and putting it in capsules to eat.  Apparently it helps ward off post-partum depression.

But it certainly isn’t “most” people who do that!

Post # 9
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

No, it’s NOT normal.

I read in a magazine about the lady that plays Betty on mad men had hers dehydrated or whatever and put in capsules that she takes daily for her skin.




Post # 11
1716 posts
Bumble bee



I’m not doing it thats for sure.

Post # 12
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve heard of people requesting it for planting (as fertilizer I guess) but not a craft accessory

or digesting. To each his own!!

Post # 13
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

“Honey, what do you want for dinner?  *rumages through freezer*  We’ve got some chicken strips, a couple of frozen pizzas…..ooh, let me whip you up a nice placenta smoothie!”


Post # 14
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

@Juliepants:  Gag. Oh god, the mental image with that was unbearable.

Post # 15
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you’re a crunchy granola Berkeley mom, then yes – this is totally normal.

And yes, I was horrified to find that out when we moved here, haha.

Post # 16
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

IMO… the word is


(Does that help ya, JulesSchnooks )



I have to wonder have any of these people who subscribe to these beliefs ever seen a Placenta ?  Growing up in farm-country and seeing animals birthed, I saw many as a kid… and trust me they are not a pretty sight !! 

Sorry to be so graphic here…

BUT think MAJOR Period Giant Blood Clot !! Only bigger about the size of your liver… (again apologies… if someone wants more visuals there is always GOOGLE)

NO WAY in hell that is going anywhere near my fridge, freezer and certainly not into a “Smoothie”

Now storing umbilical cord blood at the hospital / clinic / medical facilty for possible stem-cell rejunification I can get all-board with because it is a proven thing and for the baby / child if god-forbid they should ever need it to fight cancer or some other terrible disease.


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