Um, so I've been trying to write this post for most of the day.
Having a hard time trying to write because, well, you read the title. And sorry for the men who happen to stumble on my blog right now.
So... eating your placenta after birth....
Let me first thank Jessica Gottlieb of JessicaGottlieb.com for bringing up this tasty topic! LOL! I'm sorry I had to!
OK, seriously, placenta eating. Apparently it's a real thing, it's called Placentophagy. It's the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth. Those who advocate this act believe that eating the placenta prevents postpartum depression and other pregnancy complications.
However others like obstetrician Maggie Blott dispute those theories and say that there is no medical reason to eat the placenta, "Animals eat their placenta to get nutrition- but when people are already nourished, there is no benefit, there is no reason to do it."-^Why eat a placenta?, BBC News, retrieved 2007-12-12
As for me, I know I wasn't looking to eat anything after the birth of either one of my children and if I was hungry Subway was around the corner. I could see this being of an evolutionary theory that Maggie Mason of Mighty Girl brings up in the clip.
But I did look into the recipes and there are tons on the topic!
As for me, no thanks! I think I'll pass!
What about you? Is this something you have heard of before. Moms to be will you think of doing this?