There is an ever increasing trend to eat one’s own placenta (known as placentophagy). Whether your instinct says yay or nay, sometimes it is worth taking a moment to look at the evidence (especially if, like me, you love a good bit of science!).
After Monday’s Instagram post from Rochelle Hume where she snapped a picture of her baby’s framed umbilical cord and the placenta tablets she is planning to take, I ran a search on PubMed (a large online research search engine) and was pretty surprised with the results…
Here’s a summary of the evidence, enjoy!