Why a takeaway placenta is no picnic
New mothers who want to eat their placenta should be warned about the risks, according to a Vienna-based gynaecologist who likens the practice to cannibalism.
For health professionals, he cautions it’s a “legal grey area".
Writing in the the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr Alex Farr notes that “placenta can be eaten raw, cooked, roasted, dehydrated or encapsulated or through smoothies and tinctures”.
Proponents of placentophagy say it improves milk production, has a preventive effect against