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I've heard that eating the placenta helps the uterus clamp down after birth and therefore prevents excessive bleeding. I've also heard that it helps with postpartum depression and helps with postpartum recover.

It sounds totally gross to me, and when I first heard about it I was shocked. However, if any of these claims are true, I'd be willing to try it. Other mammals do it, right?
 

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I don't think it's the same as eating boogers, though it's even more disgusting.

On the other hand, I think it's fascinating that other mammals do this, even vegetarian animals such as cows. Makes me wonder why.
 
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