Fueled by stories on the Internet of women who say their
placentas hold healing powers for postpartum depression and other
post-baby problems, more Chicago women are weighing the value of
eating their placenta after birth.
turned to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder, MD, professor of family medicine
at the Loyola University Health System and a family doctor who has
delivered hundreds of babies, for some facts from a medical
just not sure that it's safe for people to eat a placenta,
especially one that's not prepared properly," he says.
Bottom line: "I doubt you'd get anything that you couldn't
get from eating a well-balanced diet."
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