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New moms eating their placentas in attempt to beat post-partum depression
National Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | Jen Gerson

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 Men’s 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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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: depression; mentalillness; napl; placenta; placentophagy; postpartumdepression
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To: Loyalist
Oh My.

I just Googled this topic and found Placenta Recipes

21 posted on 04/12/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: JoeProBono

lol


22 posted on 04/12/2013 6:54:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rarestia

you are nuts fer shur


23 posted on 04/12/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rarestia

Some also eat their crap and vomit!! This is DISGUSTING.


24 posted on 04/12/2013 7:02:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Yeh! Where’d all the witch doctors and bones go!?


25 posted on 04/12/2013 7:09:23 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Loyalist

Ms. Stewart..single mom..eating placentas..it’s the new way.

Not an expert, but having kiddos and raising a family without a Father probably doesn’t help with depression issues.


26 posted on 04/12/2013 7:24:41 AM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Loyalist

Post-partum depression might be aggravated by a culture of death that devalues motherhood and makes a woman think that being a mother makes her less of a person.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 7:24:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Loyalist

Cats and dogs do it, maybe it does work.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 7:29:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JoeProBono

Laraine: “By the way, are you planning to eat the placenta?”

Gilda: “You’re kidding! You mean the afterbirth?”

Laraine: “That’s right. Many mammals eat their own placenta. It’s nutritious, it’s 100 percent natural, and now that you’re going to have a family, you’ve got to watch your food budget more than ever. And there’s no cheaper meat than placenta.”

Gilda: But is there enough placenta to make a complete meal for my husband and myself?

Laraine: Not if your husband has a hearty appetite like mine. And that’s why you need Placenta Helper.

Gilda: Placenta Helper?

Laraine: That’s right. Placenta Helper lets you stretch your placenta into a tasty casserole. [Holds up a box of Placenta Helper.] Like Placenta Romanoff—a zesty blend of cheeses makes for the zingy sauce that Russian czars commanded at palace feasts. Or Placenta Oriental. An exotic mixture of oriental vegetables and exotic herbs and spices creates an exotic meal. Look, you can have placenta only once every nine months. Why not make a rare occasion, a rare occasion?

[CUT TO: Gilda’s kitchen. John Belushi, as her husband, has just finished his placenta casserole.]

John: Ummm. That was great. Let’s have Placenta Helper every night.

Gilda: Oh, honey!


29 posted on 04/12/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

30 posted on 04/12/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JimRed

I don’t think I ever saw a dog or cat sitting in a psych’s waiting room awaiting their appointment...so maybe you’re right!


31 posted on 04/12/2013 7:36:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (ll)
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To: JoeProBono

The skit never made it past the censors........I have a feeling that skit could have only come from the warped mind of the late, great Michael O’Donoghue.


32 posted on 04/12/2013 7:37:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Loyalist
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33 posted on 04/12/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: rarestia

Other animals also eat their own vomit and feces. There’s a reason we don’t imitate them.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 8:17:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Do you understand why they do that, though? It’s not because they like the taste!

For instance, rabbits eat their excrement, because their bodies did not digest all of the nutrients on the first pass. Dogs eat their vomit to reingest lost nutrients. Fecal matter is much the same. If an animal is well-fed, they will not opt for vomit or feces as a meal. In the wild, however, that may be the only meal they get for a while.

It’s similar to survival tactics in many ways. Your urine can serve to keep you hydrated in an emergency situation. Your feces, not so much. There’s a reason it’s called “waste.”

Placenta is not explicitly waste, it’s “leftover biomass.” There’s nothing found to be caustic or deadly to humans in after birth, it’s just not something for which we’ve concocted recipes.


35 posted on 04/12/2013 8:37:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

“Do you understand why they do that, though?”

It doesn’t matter. You see, we have this thing called “civilization”, and one of the ground rules is, we don’t model our behavior on that of animals. Well, at least that’s how it used to work.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 8:43:43 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Hence my comment that if a dog is well-fed by a human, they won’t resort to eating vomit or feces. They will, however, almost always consume their placenta.


37 posted on 04/12/2013 8:56:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Loyalist; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
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[Thanks to Gefn for the heads-up.]



38 posted on 04/12/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander



"Not raw, not raw.
A few carrots, some potatoes,
A little broccoli."


39 posted on 04/12/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Well I am feeling a bit peckish.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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