Do placenta pills work?

Many celebs mums are eating their placentas, but is it worth it?

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Placenta Encapsulation: Safety and Possible Benefits

The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother. It is expelled from the uterus after the birth of the child. The custom of consuming the placenta, often done as placental encapsulation, is centuries old, practiced most often in Chinese medicine. It is a controversial tradition that has been gaining traction in the United States for several decades.

The few scientific studies conducted on placental encapsulation have not conclusively supported the effects of this practice, nor have they completely dispelled the possibility of benefits from ingesting the placenta.

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Placenta Pills: Growing trend among new moms

Having a child is one of life's most amazing milestones but a growing trend has some moms saving more than others.

10 News Reporter Liz Crawford took a deeper look at the latest craze of mothers consuming placenta after their babies are born.

Like many moms, Blair Hodges was excited to welcome her second child but this time around, she wanted to be more prepared.

"With my first, I got postpartum really bad so I wanted something that would help with the anxiety and just the depression part of it," Hodges told 10News WTSP.

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