Joanna - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 138 moms have responded )
I recently heard about how some moms eat the placenta after birth... It's something done in 3rd world countries and also here with the more natural mothers. At first I was disgusted... the thought made me sick. But after doing some research, I learned that the placenta can be dried and put into little capsules. There are so many benefits to this, including help with post-partum depression. After doing my research I decided to do the encapsulation!
But there is SO much debate, there are topics on this in 2 forums I'm in, some are all for it (I know some doula's who prepare it, and some who've eaten it raw, etc), some think it's gross, that it's cannibalism (which it could very well be since it is human flesh, even though it's your own).
So I wanted to see what some moms on here think! Post your gut reaction, maybe google it to read about it, share any stories if you have done it... just try not to be judgmental!