Eating Placenta Doesn't Prevent Postpartum Depression, B.C. Study Shows
B.C. researchers are urging new moms to resist the trend of eating their placenta after childbirth, saying it's risky and does not help with postpartum depression. A new study from researchers at the B.C. Mental Health and Substance Use Services' Research Institute and the University of B.C. followed 138 women with a history of mood disorders for a decade, and found no differences in depression, vitamin B12 levels, energy or ease of breastfeeding between mothers who'd eaten placenta and those who didn't.
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