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Has anyone eaten their placenta?

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Mylittlepuds Tue 18-Sep-12 14:58:38

Sorry if this has been done. I'm just curious. I suspect it costs a fortune to get it whatevered into pills - and I'd be considered mental by friends and family if I did - so probably out for me. Yet I'm intrigued...

IcouldstillbeJoseph Tue 18-Sep-12 15:01:38

I'm a MW, have attended a home birth where the woman fried her placenta afterwards with onions... she enjoyed it so much she even bagged up some of it for the freezer.....

elfycat Tue 18-Sep-12 15:08:17

I saw a woman take a small bit that was going to be made into some kind of homeopathic remedy for her. Not sure who by but knowing how homeopathy works there would be virtually no placenta by the time she took the dose. I think it was to make an emotionally supportive/balancing remedy.

I could probably make an essence out of it (like the bach flower essences/rescue remedy) though I am a student until I get the homework in. There wouldn't necessarily have to be any actual placenta in the mix as it could be done through glass. I could pm you with how to do it.

SoleSource Tue 18-Sep-12 15:16:33

Aghhhhhhhhhh <runs screaming away from thread>

Raspberryandorangesorbet Tue 18-Sep-12 15:22:25

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WorraLiberty Tue 18-Sep-12 15:24:14

Bloody hell I know times are hard but we've not resorted to this yet grin

SomebodySaveMe Tue 18-Sep-12 15:25:10

The time it took to sodding come out of me I wouldn't have gone near it had I not been sat on a commode and had no choice but to check it was the placenta falling out and not another baby

squeakytoy Tue 18-Sep-12 15:25:21



Kayano Tue 18-Sep-12 15:25:41

Is it eating it of its a smoothie?

disclaimer - joke

Raspberryandorangesorbet Tue 18-Sep-12 15:27:34

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snigger Tue 18-Sep-12 15:28:46

I always consider the placenta a sadistic back-kick from the universe.

Really, having gotten the baby out, shouldn't that be it?

Further pain for a chunk of liverish looking glop is Not A Happy Ending, in my book, and asking me to then cook it when I should be regally enjoying the fruits of my labour (literally) is beyond ill-mannered.

Take a vitamin supplement, and let the midwife deal with it, I say.

BestestBrownies Tue 18-Sep-12 15:29:24

Just don't type 'Placenta Eating' into the youtube search bar.....

envy Bluuuurgh!

Tweasels Tue 18-Sep-12 15:29:46

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elfycat Tue 18-Sep-12 15:30:34

When you consider that herbivores such as cows and sheep eat their placentas (I state these two as I have witnessed it) it can be assumed that this is an entirely normal biological thing to do with benefits to the mother.

Unless you think cows are field house proud

The poo everywhere would suggest not.

Pandemoniaa Tue 18-Sep-12 15:31:14

I saw my placenta. It did not look at all inviting. In any case, I wanted a Kit-Kat.

marshmallowpies Tue 18-Sep-12 15:32:00

Didn't even SEE mine. Or the umbilical cord. Bit sad really, would have been curious to see what was keeping DD sustained all that time...

Kayano Tue 18-Sep-12 15:33:07

Some animals eat their partners and babies do I don't think we can take our lead from what the cows do hmm


elfycat Tue 18-Sep-12 15:33:24

disclaimer: I had no intention of eating mine and so didn't. I had lots of things with words like 'green & blacks' on them for afterwards. I support weirdness though.

Frontpaw Tue 18-Sep-12 15:33:34

I'm veggie. Not sure where that would put me.

vezzie Tue 18-Sep-12 15:33:49

I know someone who had placenta smoothies. Her husband refused to make them for her and she did it herself.

noblegiraffe Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:18

Rabbits eat their own poo, as do other animals. I don't fancy it, personally.

squeakytoy Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:29

no such thing as a vegetarian cannibal Frontpaw.. grin

elfycat Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:32

Kayano... why not? I like black widow spiders. There's a female I can really respect.

see also praying mantis

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:38


BestLaidPlans Tue 18-Sep-12 15:34:46

Probably about the only one of my daughter's leftovers I haven't finished off.

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