Here’s why new moms are eating their placenta | LikeWike

Here’s why new moms are eating their placenta

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian have done it, so has Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, rom-com queen Katherine Heigl and our very own Padma Lakshmi. Consuming their placenta after their child’s delivery is something celebrities have opted for, supposedly for health benefits.
Consuming the placenta is becoming increasingly popular, Called Placentophagy, it’s been revered in many cultures around the world since ancient times. In recent years, advocates have popularised health benefits of the practice and more women are considering it as an option for postpartum recovery.
After conception, the placenta goes through extreme transition so that it can support and sustain the growing life inside the womb.
By the beginning of the second trimester, the placenta is a fully capable organ which allows the exchange of nutrients, blood and waste to and from the foetus. And so, it plays a major role during pregnancy, acting as the lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys for the baby.

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