Posts tagged "placenta"

Sorry, Smug Moms! Your Placenta Smoothie Has No Actual Health Benefits

Guess Alicia Silverstone drank all those placenta smoothies for nothing.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 6, 2015

Placentae & Umbilical Cords: Eat, Donate, Bury, Or Burn Them, Just Don’t Throw Them Away

“So what did you do with your placenta and umbilical cord after you gave birth?” I’m coming onto the blossoming revelation that this is a conversation that a lot of women have, these days.

It’s true enough that there are a variety of cultures around the world that have had specific customs pertaining…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 11, 2015

New Mom Gaby Hoffmann Made Smoothies Out Of Her Placenta, Yum!

“Placenta, placenta, placenta. Just eat that s–t up, and it does a girl good. … I made smoothies out of it for three weeks. I had a home birth, so my midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 7, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Placenta

It always amuses me when something concerning pregnancy, birth, or parenting pops up as a “trend.” Odds are, that “trend” has been in practice for ages, but most likely in non-urban, non-privileged, non-U.S. areas. Take, for example, the notion of using midwives to deliver babies over OB-GYNs. Only when it hit Brooklyn and the New York

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 7, 2014

Do Not Want: A Picture Frame Made Of Placenta

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.

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2013

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 19, 2011

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.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2011

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…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 29, 2010

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2009