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I birthed both of my kids at home. I did NOT eat my placentas! I also didn't want to waste them, so they were planted in the garden (deep; I didn't want them getting dug up by neighborhood dogs!) and later planted flower bushes over them.
I didn't have PPD; I was ecstatic to not be pregnant anymore!
Even though I wasn't "primal" at the time, I did eat very well (high protein) through both pregnancies. I was constantly craving hamburgers, omelettes, and oranges. Maybe protein and/or iron deficiency is the correlation?
i've heard placenta smoothies go down pretty easy.
my first was born in a hospital and we weren't offered the placenta; my second was born at home and i was a bit dazed by the birth and told the midwives to just deal with it. i wish i'd kept it and eat a bit of it. it can help greatly lessen post-partum bleeding.
I might try it- not my own mind you! (Animal of course.)
There's an ancient Roman dish called placenta that has nothing to do with actual placentas. I was taken aback by the name. It's actually a pastry thing that sounds totally yummy. I haven't yet figured out how to turn it Primal.
My Bradley instructor talked about this yesterday. She said placenta is very rich in nutrients and hormones and can help ward off post-partum depression. She said you can freeze dry it and encapsulate it to make placenta pills. And she said people have been eating placenta for centuries! I just can't wrap my head around the idea though.