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An independent placenta specialist is ‘harvesting’ women’s afterbirths and turning them into health-boosting capsules for new mothers.
Midwife Caroline Baddiley says demand for her service has trebled since the concept was recently shown on Channel 4’s How to be a Good Mother.
Among the benefits of new mums consuming their placenta are that it increases milk production, boosts iron and reduces the chances of post natal depression.
Mrs Baddiley, 62, begins to process of turning the afterbirth into a jar of pills by collecting it from the mother within hours of her giving birth.
Mrs Baddiley, a vegetarian, takes it home where she steams it in her kitchen for 20 minutes, then slices it into small parts before putting it into a food dehydrator for 12 hours.
After that she uses a coffee grinder to turn it into a fine powder which is then put into capsules using a special machine.
Mrs Baddiley, from Poole, Dorset, usually produces between 90 to 120 pills per jar, depending on the size of the placenta.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Stem cells are said to have many benefits so this could be worthwhile, but it's pretty gross though if you ask me. If I was a mother and had the option of taking these pills, I probably would...
I doubt you can taste them since you're swallowing them in a gel cap. I would make sure to wash it down with some juice. I hope the placentas can't be tasted if the woman burps
Originally posted by Domo1
Yeah I'd probably take the things if I was capable of helping the production/it was proven to actually be beneficial. For some reason I don't even think it's all that gross. Then again I make ramen noodle sandwiches so take that as you will.
Also, the woman in the pic looks like she would eat placenta. Creepy little smile.edit on 23-1-2012 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)