Yahoo - Most mammals eat their own placenta after giving birth and according to "Mad Men's" January Jones, more women should try ingesting their offspring's afterbirth as well. Speaking at a press junket before the show's season premiere, the actress told People magazine that she pops a dehydrated placenta capsule when she's feeling tired or blue. "Its not witch-crafty or anything, I suggest it to all moms!" Jones enthused. Since the 34 year-old single mom was able to return to the set about seven weeks after her son Xander was born, her controversial elixir may be working. There is little scientific evidence to show any benefits to eating placenta, but advocates say that it helps increase milk flow and ease post-partum depression. Speaking with the BBC, obstetrician Maggie Blott explained, "Animals eat their placenta to get nutrition--but when people are already well-nourished, there is no benefit, there is no reason to do it."
"There is little scientific evidence to show any benefits to eating placenta." Yea, but I'm sure there's heaps of evidence that show "eating placenta is the single grossest thing, ever." Honestly, sometimes the internet just gives you something you can't un-see or un-read. This is just one of those times. I didn't want to share this with all of you, but I also didn't want to be the only one thinking about this.
Women eat their after-birth. Just think about that. Not even fried, either. Someone just dry's the gooey-ness off, dehydrates it like a piece of fruit, and then they munch on it. Munching on a fleshy blob thing that exited their vagina during birth. I just dry heaved a couple of times.
I don't even like the word "placenta." I gag about 50% of the time I hear it as it is, never mind when I just google imaged it to see exactly how gross of a thing we're talking about (just take my word for it, you don't want to see it). I'm not sure how any human being of sane mind could eat this, and I'm not sure what great conclusion there is for me to draw here...actually there isn't one. Like I said, I just really didn't want to be alone in knowing about this.
So there you go, now all of you know, some women eat their placenta.
PS: Plural of placenta? Placenta's? Placentae? Can I get a ruling here?