That Time I Ate My Placenta… Raw!

Well, this is a bit of an odd one, isn’t it? But strange as the idea may sound there are actually a lot of benefits to eating your placenta. Would you consider it? Have you done it? Or is it a step too far for you?

Watch the video – That Time I Ate My Placenta…Raw!


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6 thoughts on “That Time I Ate My Placenta… Raw!”

  1. Hi Sam,
    I didn t eat my placenta row but I had mine encapsulated, i was taking 2 or 3 a day after the birth of my second girl,I was very depressed after the birth of my first and really didn t want to go through that again, the placenta really worked,I recovered very fast and felt good most of the time, despite the c-section and the severe anemia right after birth.
    I think eating the placenta raw or in any other way is fantastic,it s full of goodness, it should be recommended by the world health organisation, I m pretty sure it would save a lot of women from having post-partum depression.
    Great post.

    1. I’m so glad they helped you Delphine, I have heard the same from a lot of people. I definitely see the link between eating your placenta and reducing post natal depression, it’s a shame more people don’t know about this option.

  2. Thank you for sharing this! It’s an odd topic, but it’s good to hear your experience.
    My husband is from Hong Kong and we noticed when we visited last time that there is a salon that specialises in human placenta facial treatments! That seems pretty disgusting and unnatural to me, but the pills are also popular there. I did wonder about the smoothie option when I was pregnant, though- food you can eat/drink with one hand!
    I do remember one question I had – would there be any benefit to eating the placenta if you had a lotus birth and waited for the cord to clear before cutting it?

    1. I wouldn’t think it would be a good idea to do it after a lotus birth. I’m thinking raw meat out of the fridge for several days or a week… I would imagine that no matter what preserving methods you used, there would be some bacteria in there that you wouldn’t want to be eating. Just my initial instincts though.

      1. Sorry, in my ignorance I thought that a lotus birth simply meant waiting for the placenta to stop pulsating before clamping the cord. I would not consider eating a salted, months old placenta!

        But having read Delphine’s post, I would definitely consider eating the placenta more seriously next time. For the same reasons, too.

        Thanks again for the video!

      2. There’s an article on here on lotus birth if you’re interested in learning more, just use the search bar. 🙂 I waited around an hour to cut the cord after she was born, and it took about thirty minutes for the placenta to make an appearance. I used that time to drain it in a colander and then put it straight in the fridge after we cut the cord. It was fine.

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