The placenta is a pretty amazing organ. I won’t get into all the details here but it takes care of business. It can also be steamed, baked, and ground into a fine powder that can then be placed in capsules and ingested. It reduces postpartum depression and can restore iron levels after birth. I went through the lengthy process of encapsulating a placenta this weekend. It was a TON of clean up and a lot of work but it felt really good to do it. And it was nice to give it to a newly postpartum mom.
umbilical cords are pretty great too.