Should You Eat Your Placenta?
If you decide to eat your placenta, there are some things you should consider to make the process safe.
The placenta is like any other organ meat. It can spoil and harbor dangerous bacteria. If you aren’t processing and eating it right away, freeze it until you’re ready to use it.
It’s unclear whether the placenta loses its potency and nutritional benefits when steamed or boiled. Keep this in mind as you consider preparation methods.
There’s also concern that women experiencing postpartum depression may rely on eating their placenta for relief instead of seeking professional help. Symptoms of postpartum depression include:
If you eat your placenta and then find your depression worsens, consult your doctor.
And be sure you understand potential side effects. If you start to feel sick or have negative side effects, stop eating the placenta and immediately call your doctor.
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