There is a small but growing trend of women asking for their placenta after giving birth so they can have it prepared for ingestion during the postpartum period. Our maternity nursing expert, Molly Killion, explains what you need to know about placentophagy so you can offer evidence-based guidance to women who may have this request.
Molly Killion is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birth Center, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA. She can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.