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February 16, 2018

There is something I am afraid to tell my clients, an answer to a question often asked that makes me want to hide.  

"Does eating my placenta prevent Postpartum Depression"?

Internally I gasp and externally I bumble.  I feel as if I am supposed to pull a coin from behind your ear and we all laugh wholesomely and skip off into the daisies.

I hate this question because I ingested my placenta after all three of my births and I experienced postpartum anxiety and depression after all three births.  

There is little research into this question, or any other benefits or risks of placentaphagy.  There are no scientific studies to claim placenta encapsulation as a remedy for postpartum mood disorders.  However, many mothers self-report that they felt less depression and more positive energy when they ingested their placenta capsules.  Placenta is used as hormonal therapy in other...

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