Is eating a placenta nothing more than a placebo?

It is now becoming popular for women to eat the placenta as part of their childbirth experience. They expect to experience major health benefits like prevented or reduced postpartum depression. A couple of celebrities mentioned it and that brought placentophagia into the spotlight. What’s going on? “Placentophagia” pertains to ingestion of placenta, fluids, and tissues … [Read the full story]