6 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placentas
Eating your placenta may have a number of postpartum benefits, such as improving mood and energy levels and helping increase milk production. (This hasn't been scientifically proven, so placenta benefits are based on anecdotal evidence.) Women eat cooked placenta as well as placenta that's been dried and made into supplements. Eating placenta may not be safe, though. The placenta can become infected with bacteria and toxins, and perhaps other substances, such as heavy metals. If you decide to eat your placenta, make sure it's handled carefully and prepared safely.