The Placenta: to eat or not to eat?


by Susanna Locascio

Borough blog Brooklyn Based had an interesting post on the new corollary to the homebirth trend: placenta eating. This ritual was once a widely practiced part of healing and nutritional replenishment for mothers recovering from births. If, like me, you don’t relish the taste of raw liver, placenta encapsulation is a less “whoa, Nelly” way of participating in the ritual. One commenter details his intrepid experience of prepping the placenta at home (with photos!). It you’re prone to outsourcing, Lisa Fortin of Placenta Healing Arts offers her expertise. Her services include placenta encapsulation, placenta tinctures, and the ultimate keepsake, placenta art prints.