The Placenta is a Life Saving Organ, But Would Not Recommend Eating Your Placenta Until More Research Is Done As There Are Reported Risks

A patient recently asked me about the practice of sending one’s placenta to a company to grind into capsules to eat after giving birth. When I first heard about this practice, I was shocked at the idea. I know that goats and other animals and rodents (apparently rats do this below) eat their placenta, but …

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