Celebrity moms who ate their placenta, and why
Myth or medicine? Find out what the stars had to say
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The placenta, sometimes called afterbirth, is the first organ that forms after you conceive—before any of your baby's organs even take shape. The placenta plays an important role in your pregnancy, as the intricate organ connects you and your baby in the uterus and delivers oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to them while also filtering out waste products via the umbilical cord. That placenta then exits your body with the baby, and while most parents are understandably distracted by the new, tiny, shrieking living being in the room, others are also carefully conserving the organ so that they may consume it later on.
Sound strange? Well, it's a contentious practice amongst doctors and scientists, but one that many stars have risked! Click through to learn more about placentophagy and which stars have eaten their own.
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