Articles about placenta
From placenta cocktails to lasagnas I can't help but question why placenta eating is getting so popular among young mothers. For those who don't know where I'm coming from: the placenta is the organ that attaches itself to the developing fetus within the mother's womb and acts as a bridge between developing fetal tissue and the uterine wall. The placenta delivers nutrients to the fetus and also removes waste. In addition to delivering a baby, a woman will also deliver the placenta afterwards. Lately many woman are asking to keep their afterbirth to eat later in a casserole or have processed into capsules for the rumored health benefits. But where did this idea come from, are there health benefits to eating your own placenta and if so, how do you do it?