E! Celebrity star, Kourtney Kardashian is currently taking her placenta pills and she thinks it’s life changing..
We find it weird that women in America now eat their placenta after birth, here’s what Kourtney posted on her Instagram page earlier.
For the purpose of understand this post, we’ve decided to spotlight another American who has eaten her placenta and shares her story and how she produced it into a capsule like Kourtney did as seen in her post.
Placenta encapsulation: See how it’s done as made available by babycenter
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Popping placenta pills
Why – and how – would a new mom make capsules out of her placenta?
BabyCenter mom Samantha decided to try it and was kind enough to share the pictures so other moms could take a peek at the process. Her midwives suggested the idea when she was pregnant with her son, Zack.
Eating your placenta after birth is said to aid in postpartum recovery and help ward off the baby blues. There’s no scientific evidence that it works, but some mothers think it’s worth a try.
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Thaw it out
Samantha froze her placenta immediately after giving birth. Six weeks later, she thaws it.
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Next, Samantha cleans the placenta in the sink.
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Me and my pal-centa
Samantha takes a moment to pose with her placenta and say “cheese.”
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The placenta is placed on the stove top in a steamer.
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Nice and tender
The placenta is steamed to perfection.
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Samantha readies her blades to cut the placenta into pieces.
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Ready for the oven
She spreads out the chopped placenta on a baking sheet.
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Out of curiosity, Samantha’s hubby Jack takes a bite.
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Cut the cord
Samantha also slices the umbilical cord into pieces.
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Ding! It’s done.
After being heated in the oven, the placenta is dried and ready for the next step.
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Into the grinder
Samantha pulverizes the dried placenta.
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The placenta has been thoroughly transformed.
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All Samantha needs now is a glass of water to wash one down.
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“Once I started taking the placenta capsules, I was more energetic, less grumpy, sleeping better, producing more milk, and happier,” says Samantha. “I would 100 percent recommend that other families try this!”
Would you eat your placenta? If you’ve done it, what was your experience like? Share your thoughts in the comments area, below.