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  • 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...
  • Woman who died in trunk in Irvine committed suicide

    08/10/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT · by edcoil · 17 replies
    OCR ^ | 8-10-2012 | edcoil
    IRVINE Police on Thursday said the death of a 29-year-old Long Beach woman whose body was found in the trunk of her own car was a suicide, with family members telling investigators that she was suffering from "postpartum psychosis."
  • Mother of thrown baby placed on immigration hold, suicide watch

    08/23/2011 4:04:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 23, 2011
    The woman accused of dropping her baby from a hospital parking garage is being held without bail on an immigration hold and was placed on suicide watch, according to news reports. Sonia Hermosillo of La Habra was arrested and booked at the Orange County Jail on one count of attempted murder. Her 7-month-old son, Noe Medina Jr., remains in extremely critical condition and might not survive, authorities said. Hermosillo's husband, Noe Medina, says his wife was hospitalized in May for depression and was not allowed to be alone with the baby, according to KTLA Channel 5. Medina says Hermosillo grabbed...
  • Why I Almost Killed MyselfAnd My Children

    04/17/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 16, 2011 | Daleen Berry
    The world is aghast at the story of Lashanda Armstrong, the New York woman who drowned herself and her children. But as a woman who once contemplated the very same terrible act, I feel I understand her.Lashanda Armstrong, a mother of four from upstate New York, drove her minivan into the frigid Hudson River on Tuesday, killing herself and three of her four children. There will be no birthday party this week for her daughter, Lainaina Pierre, who would have turned 1 on Wednesday. The children's grandmother "can't see them no more...can't hold them no more," as she cried to...
  • Diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression

    02/24/2009 6:51:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 316+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 24-Feb-2009 | David Cameron
    Public release date: 24-Feb-2009 Contact: David Cameron david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu 617-432-0441 Harvard Medical School Diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression BOSTON, Mass. (Feb 23, 2009) Postpartum depression is a seriousand often undiagnosedcondition affecting about 10 to 12 percent of new mothers. Some of the causes might include personal history of depression, stressful life events, and lack of social, financial or emotional support. Left untreated, it can have lasting negative effects not only on the mother but on her child's development. In the first study of its kind, investigators at Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public...
  • Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

    11/29/2008 3:30:45 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 19 replies · 1,338+ views
    Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who delivered their babies vaginally appear to be much more sensitive to the cry of their own child within a few weeks of the birth compared with those who deliver by Caesarean section, a new study shows. The finding, published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, give researchers insight into why postpartum depression seems to be linked more often to Caesarean birth. The researchers based their findings on MRI scans that...
  • I blanked out the emotions after each of my SEVEN abortions

    07/15/2008 12:40:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies · 181+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th July 2008 | Alison Smith Squire
    As new figures reveal the massive increase in multiple abortions, a mother tells of their devastating legacyAmong the throng of women who gather outside the school gates each day, Angela Simmons is every inch the archetypal middle-class mother, fussing over her seven-year-old son Ben and ferrying him between after-school clubs and play dates. Certainly nobody would guess that the 39-year-old former estate agent is one of around 50 women each year in the UK to have notched up her seventh abortion. Government statistics released this week show that record numbers of women are having two or more abortions - and...
  • John has fixed the problem. Post away!

    11/24/2006 1:06:59 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 4,523 replies · 29,359+ views
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