Here’s the Deal on Women Eating Their Placenta After Having a Baby

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I keep hearing about celebrities who ate their placenta after giving birth. Really?!Fans of this trend say that consuming the placenta in encapsulated pills or blended into smoothies during the weeks after giving birth can help boost a new mom’s energy level, encourage breast milk production, decrease bleeding, and, most notably, alleviate the “baby blues.” RELATED: 15 Factors That Affect a Woman’s FertilityThe idea is that this organ, which develops during pregnancy to provide nourishment to the fetus through the umbilical cord, is chock-full of helpful hormones and other nutrients that drop in the days and weeks after giving birth. Although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who have tried it (including famous moms like

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