Mamahood & Me

The Placenta

Placenta - nutrition for mum?

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Most mammals instinctively consume their own placenta, however humans eating their own placenta is a relatively new practice.

Advocates of consuming the placenta during the six-week period after your baby is born say it provides vitamins, minerals that soothes the body after the effect of childbirth,  re-energise you and  encourage the flow of milk.

There are a number of registered practitioners who will dry your placenta, and make it into capsules which can then be taken as a nutritional supplement find out more here

The practice of eating your placenta is not without controversy, some doctors believe it carries considerable risk, so do make sure you undertake research before making a decision.