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Doctors Warn That The Placenta-Eating Trend Among New Moms May Put Babies’ Lives In Danger

Some trends are just too strange to discuss – but others are downright dangerous and need to be talked about. A strange motherhood trend has been erupting across the globe, perpetuated by many celebrities. This trend is the consumption of the placenta of newborn babies.

The placenta is a sack delivered by a mother after she delivers a baby.

moms eating placenta

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Before this decade, it was most commonly simply forgotten about, but now, mothers are requesting that the placenta is saved so that they can eat it.

There is an entire community that supports this. Recipes, tips, and videos surrounding the topic are shared. Some eat the placentas with minimal preparation.