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Do Not Want: A Picture Frame Made Of Placenta

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January Jones and other new mothers have been known to eat their placentas or swallow them in pill form, to the disgust of some. For those who don’t want to go so far as to ingest this fetal organ but still want to memorialize it, artist Amanda Cotton presents another option: a placenta picture frame. The 25-year-old, who says she’s received “positive feedback” on her frames, puts dried and crushed pieces of new mothers’ placentas in resin molds to create truly one-of-a-kind mementos. Keep reading »

Eating Placenta? It’s Mmm-Mmm-Good!

Eating placenta might sound like the most hippie of hippie-dippie pursuits. But if an article in New York magazine is to be believed, eating your afterbirth (or placentophagia) is trés, trés chic. In Western hospitals, placenta has traditionally been disposed of alongside medical waste. Some women would ask to take their placenta home with them — either to eat it or to plant it in their yard — but hospitals could refuse to hand it over. Several states have since enacted laws requiring a hospitals to fork over the placenta if a new mother wants to take it home. This is good news to the ears of “professional placenta preparers.” Mostly women, these folks usually have backgrounds in working as doulas and/or an interest raw food or vegan food. Many professional placenta preparers disintegrate the placenta into pill form, but there is also talk of placental shakes and placental jerky. (Apparently the placenta needs quite a bit of spices for flavor.)

But the question is: is eating a placenta good for you? Keep reading »

Ke$ha Wants To Wear Your Teeth On A Necklace. You Know, To Go With Her Mom’s Placenta.

“I’ve received one tooth from a fan. I made it into a pendant for a necklace. But now I really wanna make a fan tooth necklace to wear to an awards show. What I’m getting at is please send me your teeth. I’m dead serious. I need your teeth.”

Ke$ha tweeting a call-out to her fans yesterday to send them their teeth. Well, I think maybe I have an old baby incisor around here somewhere?

Interestingly enough, this is not the first time Ke$ha has talked about her, uh, unusual jewelry. Keep reading »

So, Lady Gaga’s Egg Costume Was Actually A Placenta?

“I was in Amsterdam on my tour bus. I was thinking about birth–about embryos. Even my hair color was a washed-out rose color . . . It was meant to be a hair expression, an afterbirth.”

– Lady Gaga explains the bizarre way in which she “walked” the red carpet at The Grammy Awards to Billboard. Now, I am not a birthing expert, so I looked this up — afterbirth is also known as “placental expulsion.” So, Lady Gaga was a placenta, people, not an egg. So much edgier! [Just Jared] Keep reading »

Oksana Grigorieva Left Mel Gibson After A Placenta-Burying Ceremony. Huh?

A month after the nasty altercation between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva on January 6th—the one where Mel allegedly punched her twice, breaking her teeth, and threatened to kill her, their baby, and her son—things between the two actually seemed to be going OK. On February 18, the two were getting along for a placenta-burying ceremony honoring their daughter, Lucia. Supposedly, during the ceremony in the backyard, Oksana smiled at the gardener, which sent Mel into a rage. Oksana left and he proceeded to call her 30 times over the course of one night. He left her eight lunatic messages, including one where he dropped 23 f-bombs. [Huffington Post]

Because we can’t stand thinking about the scary abusive details anymore, let’s explore the other angle to this story—what the heck is a placenta-burying ceremony? Keep reading »

Placenta Teddy Bears Are Pretty Disgusting

EW! So disgusting! Some kooky designer in London is turning afterbirth placentas into teddy bears. First, London-based Alex Green cures the placenta with salt to kill bacteria; then Green softens the organ with a mixture of eggs and tannins so it’ll take on the appearance of suede or leather. (Instead of, you know, a bloody organ that was chilling in your womb for nine months.) Green said he cuts up the placenta, sews it into a five-inch tall stuffed animal shape and fills the placenta teddy bear up with brown rice. He claims he wants to provoke “a debate about placentas and how we treat them,” noting that some people plant the placenta in the backyard and grow and tree, while in China, the placenta is somethings eaten for strength. Fair enough, but I, for one, think I’ll be more careful around friends who’ve just popped out a baby. [ABC News] Keep reading »

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