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Popping placenta pills – What’s the evidence?

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!

https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/placenta-pills-whats-actual-evidence/

 

Dr Claudia

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