If you were grossed out by the mere thought of where this article is going but have elected to read it, congratulations on your brave decision. (And please, spare a thought for this writer.)
As the title suggests, we’re about to bring to your attention an option that you may not have considered if you were making plans for your placenta, after your baby is done with it.
Nothing says the miracle of birth quite like a placenta – the organ that provides the nourishment for an unborn child. It’s so packed full of essential nutrients, that many women decide to consume it, via pill, or frozen chips, or put into smoothies (or stir fries and lasagnes), to attempt to boost their iron and oxytocin levels.
Admittedly, it sounds somewhat repulsive, but rather than consider it a waste product, many mums view the placenta as a power-packed gift of childbirth. If it was good enough for the baby, it’s good enough for mum, right? Makes sense.
Ok, so, we hope all of that helps you understand the motivation behind the concept of Placenta Teddy Bears (although you will be forgiven if you still wish to vomit in your mouth a little).