Placenta Eating: Bon Appetit!

If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s not to judge. While I may have rolled my eyes at Nerf guns and character t-shirts before, my kids are infrequently without either. A leash to keep hold of young children at theme parks seemed horrifying before, but is now completely understandable. Even toddler bikinis seem cute to me these days.

But, I’m not perfect. Occasionally, I do jump to judgment.

A friend shared a link with me this morning from New York  Magazine, called The Placenta Cookbook. I read it, on an empty stomach, and immediately lost all appetite for breakfast.

From the article: “When I was pregnant, I just craved organs,” says Beckham, a onetime vegan and raw-foodist who now eats grass-fed and organic meat. “I’d go to Diner and order beef hearts, marrow … so the placenta just made sense. After I gave birth, I threw a chunk of placenta in the Vitamix with coconut water and a banana,” she adds. “It gave me the wildest rush. You know the feeling of drinking green juice on an empty stomach? It’s like that, but much more intense.” One husband described the taste like jerky; “Dry, gamy, bland jerky.”

{Insert dry heave}

Since I immediately lost my appetite, I decided to share in on Facebook so everyone else could be equally as nauseated. I’m a giver like that.

For the most part, the consensus was consistent. Gross. Nasty. Gag. My kind of people.

There were a handful of people, however, with stronger stomachs than I, who defended a woman’s right to do with her body what she wishes. And they weren’t totally wrong. Your placenta, your choice. As long as you don’t serve it to me in stew, I suppose it doesn’t impact me in the least.

This one, though, made me laugh:

“Personally, I think eating the placenta, which grew inside of YOU, is far less disturbing than eating another animal. Does breastfeeding revolt you too?”

Because breastfeeding is totally the same thing as placenta eating.

And, to the woman who suggested I try placenta, because “when prepared correctly, {it} can be a delicacy,” I’m going to respectfully decline. I can hardly stomach chicken, so I’ll hold off on dead human organs, thank you very much.

In the meantime, I think I might be able to drop a few pounds because I still haven’t found my appetite.

Stew, anyone?

About the writer


What started as an innocent on-line baby book to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Welcome to Scary Mommy!


Karen 5 years ago

uck…reading this as I eat lunch a very, very bad idea. Made me gag.

Laura 5 years ago

I just can not get behind the placenta consumption thing. Yes, ok, animals do it and it is natural yadda yadda, but if a puppy is stillborn, it also gets eaten right alongside the placenta. We are not animals. : /

Old School/New School Mom 5 years ago

Hmmm…I wouldn’t necessarily eat placenta salad or soup, but I was planning on encapsulating mine after my second kid. The hospital didn’t let me take it with me though since it’s considered a biohazard, oddly enough.

janet 5 years ago

my name is janet and i’m a placenta eater. and i swear i’m normal. i’m not one of those blend-it-in-my-smoothie types and i didn’t cook it up with spaghetti or stew, but i did get it encapsulated. i heard it helps with the baby blues, and more importantly, losing the baby weight, so i thought, “eh, what the hell?” and except for the occasional burping up of placenta (fine, that was vile), i had a great experience. here’s my post about it:

firedrop 5 years ago

I’ve heard of this before. Someone broke it down to pill from and they sweared that it cured their sickness. (No not mental)

Tinne from T and T 5 years ago

ok, yuk!

Cate 5 years ago

yummers. thought when I read about a Lotus birth (when you carry the placenta around still attached to baby through umbilical cord) was creepy. but hey, dogs do it, and I am sure cavewomen ate theirs, too.
BTW—my ex-husband used to think that breast milk was a cure for hangovers….got rid of that drunk ass.

Autherine@BoysRising 5 years ago

Omg!!! Consider a clean version, like the Cee Lo Green song; it wouldn’t be as profound but at least, I could forward it to the church ladies :-).

Rachel 5 years ago

Um yeah… to each their own I guess, but I have to seriously consider any psychological issues that might even cause a person to be okay with eating things that A) pop out of ur vagina B) are RAW organs and C) Did i say popped out of ur vagina?! Now Im sorry if im wrong, but something about eating raw flesh or organs (or even cooked human tissue) brings to mind serial killers, canibals, the sick twisted website a brother~n~law informed me u can buy human flesh for consumption from, etc… I think I can stomache someone opting for taking pill form for certain medicinal purposes ~ I mean people consume lotsa things pill form for such purposes and natural is better than chemical IF IT WORKS. I wouldnt, but it makes a bit of sense… The raw or cooked option is just twisted… *gag* and gross…

Headacheslayer 5 years ago

Yeah I’ve heard of this–particularly for severe postpartum bleeding. Hadn’t heard that about PPD though.

Ok for full disclosure…mine is still in the freezer. My son is 9. Yeah I procrastinate. BUT we fully intend(ed) to plant a tree w/ it. I had to take progesterone supplementation with my son’s pregnancy and nearly lost him, the first 12 weeks were hell, bleeding, running to the doc for an US to see if I had miscarried….The placenta takes over progesterone production around 15 weeks…so I was “grateful”.

Yes I am weird and crunchy like that. But that’s why I have mine. Ironically, they discovered I had microscopic retained placenta a year later after I wouldn’t stop bleeding for 6 months straight. They thought I had cancer…so even my body didn’t want to get rid of it LOL.

Vicki 5 years ago

I also had mine encapsulated. I wasn’t planning on telling anyone besides my husband about it, but my mother in law came into town when the babe was born, so she watched the Doula work through the whole process in our kitchen. Then she told EVERYONE about it. So I became an advocate for placenta eating without really meaning to.

But year, totally ate in in pill form. :)

TheFeministBreeder 5 years ago

Mine left my house with the doula and came back in lovely little jars full of pills that I could pop whenever the postpartum drag was, well, a drag. Worked like a charm. Could I fry it up in a pan? Hell no. I couldn’t even put it in a smoothy. But then again, I don’t eat ANY organ meat (no cow’s liver for me, thankyouverymuch!)

However, I had no problem looking at my placenta. Yeah, it was bloody, but I found it fascinating. I can’t look at an X-ray without wanting to pass out and throw up, but bloody birthy bits? Cool!

Honestly though, I think women are really missing out on the placenta pill thing. It’s game changing. I wish I had done it all three times.

Nicki 5 years ago

Part of the reason I didn’t leave my placentas at the hospital was that I knew they were routinely sold to a cosmetics company. Instead I kept them for a while wrapped in the freezer then buried them

    Margaret 5 years ago

    That is totally an urban myth. Cosmetic companies do not use human placentas and hospitals do not sell them. They either use them to teach students how to perform pathology exams, generate cell lines for research or they burn them with the other biological waste.

Christine 5 years ago

A blogger I know and love encapsulated her placenta. I can understand the health benefits and found it far less heave-worthy when consumed in capsule form.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Yes, far less heave-worthy for sure. Still not something I would do, but it’s not nearly the same as munching on it raw.

Christine 5 years ago

I remember when my son was little I was talking with a mom who said that she had all (3) of her children’s placentas in the freezer. I was so stunned that could not even ask her “why”!!

Kelly 5 years ago

This is probably the nastiest thing I have read..that is so gross! And that some were saying it was good?

I think I just threw up in mouth.

And Jill, the pic with the lady holding the meatloaf? awesome! haha.

Lori Z. 5 years ago

Raising dogs that had litters, I remember dry heaving everytime that the mother ate the puppies’ placentas–and at thirteen pups per litter that’s a lot. I know it’s good for them, but who said I wanted to be healthy?

Ta! I’m off for a Klondike bar…

lesli 5 years ago

back again, this issue is hot hot hot. and I think if I sat across from someone who was really educated on the issue and evolved in their thinking, and she explained her rational for wanting, needing, etc to eat it…I would have to say, “Gross”.

Lolli @ Better in Bulk 5 years ago

…and by chicken and steak, I don’t mean the chicken and cow’s placentas. Eww.

Lolli @ Better in Bulk 5 years ago

Breastfeeding – I gave no problem with (though I would NOT be interested in drinking my own…). Placentas – totally different story, though I do agree that I would rather eat a placenta than some other more disgusting things. I’ll just stick with my chicken and steak.

Jessica McFadden 5 years ago

Although we treasure our videos and photos of our three kids’ vaginal births, my husband and I were of the consensus that the placenta got edited out. It’s too horror movie and took up a whole bucket and *gag*. Thanks Ms. P for housing and feeding my kids! Now please go into the biohazard bin where you belong!!

Amy 5 years ago

Nasty. i would NOT eat a chicken or cow placenta either.

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mommy23girls 5 years ago

OK, so that turned my stomach and that, just after seeing the puppy throw up-not good!! If I were an animal who had to chase down my next meal, your sure as shit i’d rather eat my placenta just after giving birth than say , a mouse? That , thankfully is not my case and as such I reserve the right to make hubby grab me a sub or whatever i’m craving than ask the hospital staff to put my placenta in a doggy bag! Seriously??????

scoobyloves2004 5 years ago

I agree with you 100%! That is just gross. Its one thing if you’re a cat, but we’re human. No thank you!!!

Alison@Mama Wants This 5 years ago

Um, certain parts of bodies, including our own, are pretty gross, so no thanks, lady who thinks eating placentas is the same as breastfeeding.

Are we starving yet? Have we run our of super foods already that we need to resort to eating placenta?

    Tasha 5 years ago

    I know. And does she pump and then pour herself a cup o’ warm breast milk?

    Aren’t both things meant to feed the baby??!! :)

Tasha 5 years ago

After my 6th baby and 1st home birth, my midwife brought the thing over to my bedside and gave my husband and I a little anatomy lecture on the beauty of my placenta. Thanks, but I’d rather stare at my sweet little baby than that hideous thing.

Although it is has got to be a superpower to grow an extra organ that is disposable no less, my husband was not impressed. Weird, right?

She then asked if I wanted to freeze it. When I politely declined she told me it would make a great dissection for science for my home schooled kids. Yeah, I’m already ruining them enough without forcing them to dissect my disposable organs.

After getting a close-up view of that thing, I would never, ever eat it. And the chick who commented about her friend eating a piece of hers raw, should probably tell her friend to keep that crazy business to herself. Just sayin’.

Marnie 5 years ago

Well. Not a “delicacy” I will be sharing my readers.

Placenta eating = epitome of Scary Mommy! 😉

You’ve lost your title luv

Julie 5 years ago

I don’t care much about what other people eat as long as they’re not feeding it to me or french kissing me after the meal.

I’d be more judgy about toddler bikinis, honestly. :)

Lotus Blu Mama 5 years ago

The placenta has one job, and one job only. Otherwise, leave the bitch alone. Of all the crap on the planet to recycle, this is not one of them. Focus on dirt and tree bark, that might be less nauseating to the human population. NY Magazine is obviously lacking in material to cover…..sad. Ugh!

Jennifer 5 years ago

As if the toxic closet chocolate wasn’t enough to turn my stomach; I just HAD to read this. Just blech. And no. And I’m not into drinking blood either. Not that anyone has mentioned that. It just seems similar to me.

PS Toxic closet chocolate = Pre-filled Easter eggs that have been in my closet since, well, Easter.

lesli 5 years ago

OMG – placenta aside, where have you been all my life, that is…my parenting life? I am so happy I found this blog. I am going to go get my P.J.’s on and sit myself down and read through the archives. I have come home.
oh and the placenta thing – I have lost all hope in some people. really. just cause you can pick a booger does not mean you should eat it. Isn’t the placenta a filter organ, like the liver? I hate liver. and I just bet I would hate placenta, with or without onions.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Hi! And, welcome. :)

Robin 5 years ago

This is so funny! I just hosted a guest author on my blog to write about placenta encapsulation. While blending the organ in a Vitamix doesn’t really tickle my fancy, I have seen such a benefit to encapsulating it and injesting it (in pill form) after the baby is born. My clients (I am a lactation consultant in San Diego) who do placenta encapsulation seem to have a decreased risk of postpartum depression and more balanced hormones after birth than their counterparts. I didn’t know about this when my kids were born, but I do have to say that I would consider it if I ever had another child. I mean, who couldn’t use better hormone balance after having a child, right? And, these pills can be flavored to get rid of the organ/meat flavor…whoo hoo! If anyone wants more information about placenta encapsulation, feel free to stop over at my blog (

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    I don’t know, I did quite a bit of reading on this today and it doesn’t sound like there is any definitive proof- think it’s just mental?

    The idea of a vitamin isn’t nearly as revolting to me as eating chunks of raw placenta, but then again, Flintstones Vitamins are my supplement of choice. I guess I’m just not all that crunchy.

Myndee 5 years ago

Its gross, but it has tons of benefits. Lots of cultures do it. My friend literally ate some raw after her homebirth to help stop post partum bleeding…she still thinks it was gross, but it helped her. There’s also a ton of research showing it helps with post partum depression, which is a huge problem for many women. To help avoid that, I’m actually having mine encapsulated this time. I don’t want to risk PPD and having to take prescription drugs while breastfeeding. That’s better than having it in a smoothie, but its still a bit gag worthy…not enough to stop me though, and trust me, I do not have a strong stomach.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    I’m sure your friend is lovely, but that third sentence almost made me hurl.

      Myndee 5 years ago

      I have been meaning to reply! It’s gross to me too! She is lovely, but very…earthy. She was at home and I guess it was her only option (according to her midwife). Its not one of those things she shared publicly, lol.

Florist 5 years ago

It’s expelled for a reason, just like poo.

Gretchen 5 years ago

Even as I read this title, I started to grimace. Eating Placenta? Bleh. I agree with the other mommies – do whatever you want. But, I still can’t get over it. Eating something that came out of you? What’s the difference between that an the umblical cord? Or, do women eat both? If I don’t stop thinking about this though – my face will forever be stuck in the state of grimace…or so I tell my son…

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Umbilical cords: The new chicken!

JG 5 years ago

I have heard about this and have been equally nauseated.I am all for “to each his own,” just don’t invite me over for dinner any time soon – especially after the birth of your baby! I have also lost my appetite and feel a little puke sitting in my throat.

SaucyB 5 years ago

That is one of the grossest things I’ve ever heard of. bleh!

Suz 5 years ago

Garf. Though it’s vaguely intriguing; I think I’ll stick to DQ blizzards to ward off the PPD.

Seriously Sassy Mama 5 years ago

This just seems odd.

Mom Went Crazy 5 years ago

I mean, come on Scary Mommy! Who DOESN’T want to eat their placenta? It fed your baby for nine months. Why not feed your whole family with it? Despite the fact that it came out of your, now, bloody carcass of a va-jay-jay, it’s still totally edible. Just think of the it as a marinade. A little placenta on the Barbe is just what the doctor ordered.

If you think about it, when you get home from the hospital, do you REALLY want to go shopping for ground beef? No.
Just throw your placenta in the oven. Maybe some garlic powder and a little rosemary.

    Mom Went Crazy 5 years ago


    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    LOL. You sound like you’re on your way to making the best seasoned placentas around!

Jeani 5 years ago

Yeah…thanks for that. *hurls*

Book4MyDaughter 5 years ago

That is seriously one of the most revolting thing I have ever heard. I saw your post on FB this morning, and I couldn’t even bring myself to read the post. Now that I read your abbreviated version, I’m glad I didn’t read the actual article. I kept having Hannibal Lecter flash through my mind saying how well the placenta would go with a nice chianti. Yuck!
I also don’t like to be judgmental, but this is beyond me.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} 5 years ago

I just dry heaved a little, reading that….


on random notes, my old co-worker had a hysterectomy, and buried her, I think “uterus” in her backyard….

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Um, yeah. I get that it must be emotional, but it’s not a freaking pet. Does she bring it flowers, you think?

Cilee 5 years ago

Perfect diet! If you feel hungry just read a recipe of The Placenta Cookbook…
I don’t care if you eat your placenta, but I won’t.
Well, some people say it’s healthy to drink your urine…

Skye Diaz | motherhood, etc. 5 years ago

Yeah, I read about this on, and yes, I’m quite disgusted. I’m Chinese and we can eat a lot of strange things but placenta is not one of them. yucky!

Stefanie 5 years ago

Placental posts. The new appetite suppressant. GROSS.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Right?! It’s kind of genius, I think.

Melinda 5 years ago

Oh thanks! You’ve just ruined jerky for me. Happy now, Posh?

Debbie 5 years ago

Reminds me of when I had just given birth to my firstborn. My doctor looks at my husband, points to the placenta laying in a pan and said, “If she was a cow she’d have to eat this.”
I’m not a cow. Or a dog or cat or any other placenta-eating animal.

Amy of “famed” Pregnant Chicken 5 years ago

Ha ha! As soon as I saw that post this morning I just knew you’d strike a nerve with a few people.
I had the same kind of response when I did my placenta encaptulation post:
Good times, man

Susan 5 years ago

In the Asian context (I’m from Singapore), its really not that uncommon. In fact the benefits as some claim include radiance in complexion, treatment of postpartum, increase in breastmilk, better vitality. Also another way you can consume it is after the placenta has been processed into capsule form. But have I tried it, no :)

    Mom Went Crazy 5 years ago

    haha gag

deborah l quinn 5 years ago

I am old enough to remember Saturday Night Life back when it was funny and one of the fake commercials done with Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin, maybe, was for “Placenta Helper.” (the box looked like Hamburger Helper). The tagline was “you can only have it once every nine months, so make it good!”

This commercial, just by the way, was followed by another for Spray-Glo, I think they called it: a floor wax AND a dessert topping.

And yes, breast-milk & placentas have to do with mothers’ bodies and babies…but I do not drink my own breast milk, nor do I mix it into smoothies for my family. Ditto placenta. Grow the baby, good. Eat after birthing baby? BARF

Julie 5 years ago

Thank you to her husband for his very…vivid description of something I will never taste. How adorable, the thought of them passing around the bland jerky smoothie as a family.

Denelle @CaitsConcepts 5 years ago

Uh.. how does breastfeeding compare?? I don’t suck my own boob when I’m thirsty for Christ’s sake! And I most certainly would not eat a placenta, mine, theirs, an animal’s or otherwise.. just say NO!

    Farah 5 years ago

    OMG, I literally started cackling when I read this…. LOL

      Denelle @CaitsConcepts 5 years ago

      Cackling is actually incredibly underrated… I highly recommend it! ;D

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    Maybe you ought to! Just think of how convenient it would be!

      Denelle @CaitsConcepts 5 years ago

      You’re assuming that I’m actually capable of a) lifting them that high or b) bending over that far. And I love you for it. 😉

        Sheryl 5 years ago

        Ok I just peed a little, LOL’ing.

Margaret 5 years ago

There are real diseases that can occur when engaging in cannibalism Kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease come to mind immediately. Both cause the deterioration of the brain tissue which might explain why someone would advocate eating placenta.

    Greta 5 years ago

    hahaha that’s awesome.

Jenni at 5 years ago

No doubt, I could not eat placenta in a smoothie or as a jerky or in any other food-like form.! But having my placenta encapsulated, that I could do. In fact, on my very short list of ‘birthy things I wish I’d done differently,’ having my placenta encapsulated in pill form is one of them.

Tasha 5 years ago

As much as barbecuing my intestine doesn’t sound appetizing, i must admit that this is intriguing. I had horrible postpartum depression with my first. It was so severe that I’m extremely nervous about having another and my husband worked at home for a couple of weeks because he didn’t want to leave me alone. I’m now looking into encapsulating my placenta with the second one. If it is a way to beat postpartum depression without succumbing to heavy drugs or something that could possibly travel through the breast milk, I’m all for it. As far as I’m concerned, women pump botcholism into their face just to look younger. Why would taking a pill filled with something I grew inside me to feel emotionally intact be that far-fetched?

    Nicki 5 years ago

    That sounds like a good idea. I put mine in the,freezer just in case I got post natal depression and after 6 months, buried them

    Mom Went Crazy 5 years ago

    You don’t need to eat placenta!! You’re low in magnesium!

Jen 5 years ago

Really?! Really?! That is just gross.

Mrs. MidAtlantic 5 years ago

Maybe I like tongue or liver. That doesn’t mean I plan to eat MY OWN tongue or liver. Not for me, thank you.

Mom on a Line 5 years ago

So, I glanced at the FB post earlier and I ASSUMED it meant how to make your placenta good and healthy for the baby by eating particular foods. I did NOT realize it meant the placenta was the particular food! As we explained to our 5 year old last week, we don’t eat humans. It seems similar to wanting to eat other “stuff” that comes out your body. Not my thing!!!

Aimee 5 years ago

My lunch of quinoa, spinach and chickpeas suddenly looks rather unappealing. This is so wrong. People ask me all the time if my in-laws in rural southern Africa do things like this. Um no, even my mother-in-law would think this was disgusting.

Mandi 5 years ago

Oh, God. That’s all I’ve got. Oh. God.

Marta 5 years ago

Wow, I’m going to add placenta (yours and mine) high on my list of things I have no intention of ever eating.

Also, in no way is not eating placenta the same as being against breastfeeding. And for the record, I don’t drink my breastmilk. But I also don’t drink regular milk either and I’m hardly anti-cow, ask the burger I ate yesterday.

Sarah 5 years ago

i could never, and thank you Jill. i had planned on french toast smothered in peach jam this morning for breakfast maybe that’ll teach me to get on FB as soon as my eyes open in the morning.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    You are welcome. Consider me your diet fairy.

The Mommyologist 5 years ago

I am not a “judger” either…but placenta eating is just totally freaky and weird. I heard of one girl who had it made into PILLS so she could swallow them. Wonder how bad those things stunk coming out of the bottle? I gag when I try to take Valerian Root b/c it smells like feet. But placenta pills? Nothing like knowing you are swallowing something that came OUT OF YOUR VAG.

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    I couldn’t even swallow the regular prenatals, for crying out loud.

amelia 5 years ago

Although I do not have the guts to eat my placenta like she has, BUT I did choose to have mine encapsulated 3 months ago. For someone who has thyroid problems and issues with milk supply, I could not live without it! THe research supports how good it is for you, BUT everyone has the right to choose what they do with their body, no matter what part it may be :)

    Scary Mommy 5 years ago

    For real: How has it helped? I’m really curious. With milk supply? Emotions?

      amelia 5 years ago

      It has helped a lot! I deal with thyroid issues too, but I felt much better the days I wuold take the pills. My milk supply was up and down and still is, bu the days I take the pills, I feel full again! I had a larger baby this time and my hormones have NOT adjusted and it’s so much better having my pills and they have helped with going back to work part time. Does that help? I am a believer!!!!

        Scary Mommy 5 years ago

        Interesting. I’m glad it helped!!! (Just please tell me you’re not taking bites out of it, raw?) :)

          amelia 5 years ago

          Yech! No, I almost didnt’ even encapsulate! SO glad I did. My midwife did say that years ago when women would not stop bleeding post birth, they would take a little of the placenta and make a shake to stop excessive bleeding!

Padded Cell Princess 5 years ago

Well that takes care of dinner plans! I babysat for my neighbors and the mother had frozen her recent baby’s placenta in her freezer until they could buy a tree to plan on top of it. One day though, when dad was left in charge of dinner while mom was still at work, he couldn’t find anything to eat except for what looked like steak in the freezer…all I can say is thank goodness the mother got home before he served it! They laughed, I wretched…

Summer 5 years ago

I myself am a “new age hippie” into homebirth and midwives and such but when my midwife told me we could save my placenta in the freezer for a smoothie or such if I experienced postpartum depression, I balked. No way jose. I eat some weird shit but a placenta isn’t going to be added to that list.

adriannegersh 5 years ago

“You know the feeling of drinking green juice on an empty stomach? It’s like that…” NO I DON’T KNOW THAT FEELING YOU FORMER VEGAN ORGANIC HIPPIE WHO NOW EATS ORGANS!

MJ 5 years ago

Oh YUM. Except NOT. I understand where they’re coming from, and I still say, and have for 17 years, PEOPLE!! BACK AWAY FROM THE PARENTING BOOKS/MAGAZINES!!! If you do EVERYTHING a magazine or book or new-age “research” tells you to, YOU are the reason this country is as fucked up as it is. Cause you’re not listening to your own instincts and you’re letting the rest of the world do your work for you. Yeah, I’m sure it’s not unhealthy to eat it, but if you NEED to eat something like that, go have a damn steak already. Don’t bring your own tupperware to the hospital and tote home the main ingredient in your next casserole. Cause I promise you, you go broadcasting you’re going to be eating part of your own body, not only will your friends refuse all dinner invites, people have long memories and I tell you, I wouldn’t let MY kids eat at your house!! Man, and my best friend growing up’s mom used to gripe about people with cats in the house getting cat hair in the food!! I shudder to think about what she’d say about this!!! (EEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUWWWWW!!!!)

    Tasha 5 years ago

    It’s funny because when I told my best friend’s that i was thinking about encapsulation, they understood. They said they would never do it and found it gross but they also didn’t go through what I did. They understood that I have to do anything that might help not get the severe postpartum depression I had with my first. Maybe the fact that you or your friends wouldn’t be as supportive simply says something about your friendship and not the level of disgust felt from either party.

wickedgirl 5 years ago

Ok, sorry, but naaaaa….. that’s just plain nasty. I can’t think of anything that is more disgusting.

Katy 5 years ago

RAAALLLPPHHHHH! Sorry, I couldn’t hold it in.

Truthful Mommy 5 years ago

The very idea of placenta is disgusting. I know its part of you and it’s part of your baby but so is meconium but I’m not eating that shit either! Her rush? Well, maybe that broad has a cannibalistic streak in her somewhere. Maybe she is descended from zombies! I don’t know but I wouldn’t accept dinner invitation from her anytime soon:)LOL Happy Friday, Thanks for simultaneously making me laugh my ass off and vomit.

Lynn from For Love or Funny 5 years ago

You say placenta, I say polenta…

    Farah 5 years ago


Bex 5 years ago

I just posted about this the other day as well. Come on people. Animals eat their afterbirth to keep predators away from their young. People eat their afterbirth because they are freakin’ new age hippies. Animals also lick their baby’s rear end to clean them when they defecate. Are you going to do that too? Come on! It’s ALL NATURAL!

    Tracie 5 years ago

    “Animals also lick their baby’s rear end to clean them when they defecate. Are you going to do that too? Come on! It’s ALL NATURAL!”

    That is absolutely the response I am going to use if someone tries to talk me into eating placenta.

Elaine 5 years ago

I really don’t care what other people choose to injest. But I think this would be akin to eating liver and I don’t eat that either, so I’ll just say “No Thanks.” :)

Good thing I JUST had lunch.


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