Is Human Placentophagy Safe? What Patients Should Know
In this cross-sectional study of U.S. women who delivered at home or at a birth center, 30.8% consumed their placenta, and, of those, 58% consumed the placenta in a raw form. The most common reason for consuming placenta was to prevent or treat postpartum depression. There was no association between placentophagy and neonatal hospitalization or death within six weeks of birth.
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