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Old 03-28-12, 06:12 AM
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Betty Draper ate her placenta

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1383046.html

Last week, actress January Jones admitted to People Magazine that she ate her own placenta as part of a healthy post-natal regimen. While she got the requisite amount of slack for this - ABC's headline reads "Mad Mom?.." -- , author Nancy Redd wrote more seriously for NYTimes.com about about the experience she had ingesting afterbirth -- one that was mostly negative.

New York Magazine was the first publication to call out eating afterbirth as a trend. In "The Placenta Cookbook," Atossa Araxia Abrahamian documented benefits of the "snack"; it "is said to alleviate postpartum depression, aid in breastmilk production and lactation, act as a uterine tonic, and replenish nutrients lost during pregnancy," she wrote.

But because there have been no scientific studies to confirm or deny the benefits of eating placenta (which, can actually be consumed in pill form, not necessarily with fries on the side), arguments on either side have been strictly anecdotal.

In September, Babble blogger Elizabeth Stark recounted her decision to try placenta eating and encouraged other moms to follow her lead. "I didn't experience mood swings and I had more energy while taking the pills. Though I don't have a double-blind, peer-reviewed study to back up my claim, I feel confident that placenta-eating made those first few postpartum weeks easier," she wrote.

And, Jones - whose real-life parenting tactics are a far cry from on-screen character, Betty Draper's -- told People that taking the capsules isn't "witch-crafty" and she recommends it to all moms. Besides, she adds, humans are the only mammals who don't do it.
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Re: Betty Draper ate her placenta

Hey, givin' birth is hard work. Ya get mighty hungry.

P.S. Just kidding. Urk.
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This is right up there with mom's being too inconvenienced by giving birth at a hospital.
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So we can't know the father of her baby, but this she will tell us.
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Re: Betty Draper ate her placenta

NSFW:





Guilty.

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^You might want to mention that those images are NSFW, and not safe at all if you have a weak stomach.

You should also mention that it's now available in pill form!
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Good for her, its a free country.
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That's all I have to say about that.
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It's way too fucking early to be reading something like this...

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^ yeah, no joke. Here's hoping my day only improves.
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So we can't know the father of her baby, but this she will tell us.
It's not me... I pulled out.
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Re: Betty Draper ate her placenta

A lot of women have been doing this for some time now. Why is it news that this particular person did it?
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I never pull out. All the way or nothing. Maybe in her mouth or ass...but it's going in somewhere.
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A lot of women have been doing this for some time now. Why is it news that this particular person did it?
Why? She's better than you, because she is on a TV show on AMC.
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Wow, that is truly disgusting.
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Any way you cut it, it's cannibalism.

And gross.
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Any way you cut it, it's cannibalism.

And gross.
Is it cannibalism when I bite my fingernails?
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Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
Any way you cut it, it's cannibalism.
It's not like she's eating foreskins....yet.
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Foreskin placenta burger anyone?

Okay, I'm done here. Someone else can mop up this mess.
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Re: Betty Draper ate her placenta

Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
Is it cannibalism when I bite my fingernails?
Do you swallow them?
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Lightning crashes, a new mother cries.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Lightning crashes, a new mother cries.
Her placenta becomes an hors d'oeuvre.
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Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
Any way you cut it, it's cannibalism.

And gross.
Not really. It's believed that consuming the placenta gives the mother nutrients that can be passed to the baby if the mother breast feeds. Although it can be argued that by turning it into pills, many of the nutrients may have been lost.

I don't know why this is a big deal. Women have been doing this for several years. It's a personal choice. Not sure why she felt the need to share this information, but on the weirdness scale: this is about a 6.
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Re: Betty Draper ate her placenta

Why did I click that spoiler?
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Why did I click that spoiler?
Seriously...Someone needs to put a NSFW tag on that pronto. Not the kind of thing you want to see while you are eating lunch, or any other time for that matter.

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