Things To Do With Your Placenta

Planning to throw away your placenta? Stop! From teddy bears to pizzas, there's more than one way to make use of your placenta.
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There are tons and tons of recipes available for eating your placenta, which is chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Here are just a couple of the most appetizing-sounding options!

Placenta Pizza

Little League triumph? Come on over, everyone, for a special celebratory homemade pizza! This recipe can be found at and is, they say, from an old Mothering magazine. It looks easy as … well, pie! “Grind placenta. Sauté in 2 tbl. olive oil with 4 garlic cloves, then add 1/4 tsp fennel, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 tsp. thyme, and 1/4 cup of wine. Allow to stand for 30 minutes, then use with your favorite home made pizza recipe. It’s a fine placenta sausage topping.

Hungry yet?

Placenta Smoothie

If you are very brave, and really want detailed instructions, you can watch this YouTube video. But if you are not very brave, and would rather have detailed instructions on how to poke yourself in the eyes with sharp twigs, do not click. Rest assured … if you know how to make a smoothie, you know how to make a placenta smoothie. Get your blenders ready!

Finally … a caveat – childbirth is an intensely personal experience. What anyone chooses to do with her placenta is totally up to her – and I say go for it if any of these options appeal. Just don’t ask me over for lunch on that special day.

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  1. Can’t help but gag at the recipes, but the teddy bear isn’t actually too bad. And burying a placenta under a tree is an age old tradition in many cultures, or you plant a new tree when your baby is born, and use the placenta to aid as a fertilizer. The tree grows up strong and healthy while your child does. And the Native Americas had beliefs about eating various organs as well. I think on occasion a couple of people need to grow up and take into account not everyone’s ideas, beliefs or traditions will be shared, but that doesn’t make them revolting, it’s just an interesting perspective.

  2. You are absolutely right, Ariannda! People really do need to grow up! We should also allow doctors to do, “blood-letting”, until the patient gets well!!!…R-i-g-h-t. I “totally” understand using it for fertilizer, afterall, fertilizer is sooo expensive and hard to find!
    I agree with everyone else… disgusting! Just MY perspective!

  3. uggghhhhh…..
    God this is totally cannibalistic behaviour!!!!
    I mean.. after birth u will burn down a house of a baby??
    why dunt u just let it be!!!

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