Keyword: placentophagy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New mother eats her baby's placenta.

    04/10/2009 8:11:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 71 replies · 2,115+ views
    LA Times Blog ^ | April 9, 2009 | Elizabeth Snead
    We thought we'd heard some wild diet tips floating around health-obsessed Hollywood. But this takes the cake. According to MomLogic.com, a woman
 named Chrissy Schilling had her first baby over the weekend. And she and her sister celebrated by cooking and serving up the placenta. They put it on pasta and into a panini sandwich and posted some photos of the meals on a Facebook page

. According to Chrissy's sister Kathy Schilling's recommendations and recipe,
 the placenta -- full of lingering blood, vitamins, hormones -- is nourishing for the baby during pregnancy, but the nutrients are also good for moms...
  • New moms eating their placentas in attempt to beat post-partum depression

    04/12/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 70 replies
    National Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | Jen Gerson
    Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More . 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...
  • Placenta: It's What's for Dinner

    06/30/2013 9:33:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Thu., Jun. 27 2013 | Liana Aghajanian
    On a sunny Friday morning in Venice, Valerie Rosas is standing in a kitchen, carefully cutting little pieces of meat with a chef's knife on a disposable cutting board. But it's not lamb filet or beef brisket she's preparing. It's human placenta. Rosas is a placenta encapsulationist which means she helps transform the organ expelled after childbirth into something edible: Depending on her client's preference, it might be ready-to-pop pills, smoothie packs or salves. Eating the vitamin-rich placenta is touted as a way for new mothers to increase milk supply, boost energy and iron levels, level out hormonal fluctuations...