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Controversial cure for postpartum blues
Some South Florida mothers are giving new meaning to the expression “bundle of joy” by consuming their own placentas to ward off postpartum depression. The practice is not endorsed by any mainstream medical organizations. No scientific studies have proven it works. Yet women who’ve tried it are convinced the placenta not only prevented depression but also boosted their energy.
By Cynthia Washam
November 30, 2012