OK, so I posted this same thing, oh, about 13 months ago.....
I was not planning on any placenta eating but I too had concerns about PPD.
Well, I am SO GLAD that I had a placenta to eat b/c I lost quite a bit of blood plus puked all the bile out of my stomach and couldn't eat anything for 48 hours after my birth. (The birth was amazing, BTW - painless with birth ecstasy but also 6 hours of pushing out a 9 pound 10 oz baby with his head turned and his hand up by his face).
Anyhow, my postpartum was rough and eating the placenta did me a world of good. I ate it raw in smoothies and didn't taste it. I also boiled chunks, put them in the blender and then added to soups. Honestly, it tasted good!!!!
I can't believe I'm saying that, but it really did.
Interestingly, for a few weeks after the birth I didn't want to eat any animal meat. I am normally a happy carnivore but during that time meat-eating felt like the opposite of birth energy. It all just felt so DEAD. I cried when I ate some chicken. So, I was really happy to have the placenta. I also cried when it was gone but then I found some extra little pieces in the freezer and I was so happy! I still have one that I am planning on using to make a homeopathic tincture. You just use a tiny tiny sliver. The rest of the little chunk I will probably bury somewhere when I am ready to let it go.
I never thought I'd get all worked up about my placenta, but there you have it.
DS born at home 12/08 DW in grad school for seven years running