Skip to comments.New moms eating their placentas in attempt to beat post-partum depression
Posted on 04/12/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by Loyalist
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Susan Stewart collects fresh human placentas, takes them home and steams them with lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper. Once cooked, she puts the organs in a dehydrator overnight then grinds them and measures the powder out into gel capsules.
The service the Calgary single mother makes a living at this costs about $200.
Within a day, she presents new moms with their placentas in pill form an average human placenta yields about 150 capsules with promises of renewed energy, better lactation and no post-partum depression. They keep indefinitely.
Placenta-eating has gained some cachet among the natural-birth set, including Mad Mens January Jones. Ms. Stewart said she became interested in it in 2009, after she was knocked down by depression following the birth of her first child, and she could see little downside from trying it.
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"dang.....I wish they would flush"
WTF???Was chocolate not enough to help them get over their depression???
Being a male, I can’t make claims one way or the other on this, but other mammals eat the placentae after birth. Regardless of the verity of these claims, it seems to be something that’s natural from an animal nature perspective.
I think that it is keep predators from knowing there is a newborn around.
One thing that separates humans from animals is that humans resist doing many of the things that come naturally to animals.
There has to be some sort of nutritional value to it as well. I’d have to imagine it helps to re-energize the birth mother after labor or at least help to replace some of the vitamins, minerals, and fluids lost during birth.
Man I was there to catch our son when he came out.
You gots to be one sicko to eat that mess.
We ARE still animals when you consider it biologically. I'm not saying it palatable or comfortable to think about, but it's as natural as any other thing we get from the body.
Bwahahahahahahahaha! Just laughed my Marlboro right out of my mouth into my lap. Ouch!
dog eat their own vomit too
From the article:
Not only are mothers not attracted to the placenta, theyre pretty much revolted by it
Otherwise, human mammals, along with dolphins and some higher primates, are alone in rejecting the habit.
We stopped doing it before recorded history, apparently. And we would have to conclude that there was something about it that was not only not beneficial, but somehow deleterious, or somehow maladaptive or harmful, he said.
The placenta comes flying out. At least I didn’t drop the camera.
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