Placentophagia is term for eating of the placenta, and you know if there’s a name for it, it’s a real deal. Animals, of course, do it al the time. Anyone whose cat had kitten can attest. Humans also engage in the pratice all over the world because it’s said to stem postpartum depression and help to contract the uterus after the birth. Chrissy Schilling over at Momlogic details her own placenta feast with twin sister Kathy. From her post:
“The placenta is such an amazing organ in all its done for my baby that
it didn’t seem right to simply throw it away. My thought was “being the
only organ that the human body makes that naturally exits the body, why
not take advantage of it?”
Chrissy and Kathy got more than just one meal out of the six pound placenta. They served it over noodles and made sandwiches.
Chrissy even found the experience cathartic:
“By taking it in again, it was symbolic for me as a way to truly say
“good-bye” to my 9-month pregnancy and “hello” to an exciting (albeit
challenging) new chapter in my life.
See? Delicious, nutricious and life affirming. It’s good to eat stuff that comes out of your body. Except poop. So, can I fix you up a nice egg and placenta scramble?
Photo: Kathy Schilling
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