Originally Posted by 123
I don't know about wild herbivorous herd mammals, but my FIL's cows eat their placentas.
I had some of mine in smoothies after my 3rd child's birth. It was the easiest recovery and the most emotionally collected postpartum experience I've had. I could be so in love with dd and yet not get overwhelmed by all the postpartum feelings in those first months. I will absolutely do it again if at all possible.
my childhood dog ate his vomit and some other animals eat their feces, spouses and children..........I do not think I am going to base my diet off of an animals idea of lunch. lol
I have always had great recoveries and no emotional issues.... all without having to eat part of my own body.
After my first, the nurses were astonished that I was up walking around the hospital after birth waiting for my child to be brought back to me from bath and ect.
After my second, I was a little bit slower to recover....but still up and at them within a couple of hours and shopping the next day.
And the slowness was because of my strict vegetarian diet that did not give me enough calories to gain back the energy quicker.
With my third, I was up grilling for all of the guests as soon as we had all of the afterbirth stuff done.
so basically with all of my births, I was up and at them and felt like I could conquer the world within an hour or two of birth.
I never had bad hemorraging or any other issue like that. So I do not feel the need to go to extremes like eating the placenta.
I do not want people that do not know to think that they have to do something like eat the placenta to avoid issues that have been presented. I am just letting people know that is it possible to recover VERY quickly and without problems even if you don't eat the placenta.