if you think you may want to eat your placenta, consult your doctor first just in case. Then, if you get the go-ahead, try these DIY placenta recipes from Katie DiBenedetto, author of DIY Placenta Edibles.
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Eating your placenta is something that most mammals do -- it's called placentophagy, and it can be done raw. There are plenty of pros and cons.
Gestational diabetes occurs when your body has too much sugar in your blood and your body cannot produce enough insulin to keep up. When you are pregnant, there are hormones in your placenta that are released making your body less responsive to insulin.
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Placenta encapsulation is THE thing to do. Ever seen cows have calves? They eat their placenta's and they're vegetarians! Give a cat a piece of meat and her placenta after her birth and she won't even look at the meat.