Eating your placenta what are the benefits?
Oxytocin, the famous “feel good” hormone, assists the bonding process and makes you feel great. Some say that oxytocin helps combat postpartum depression, making placenta-eating a worthwhile endeavor all in itself, especially if you believe you are at risk. Perhaps most interestingly, oxytocin could serve to prevent or stop postpartum hemorrhage. Prolactin helps breastfeeding and increases a mother’s milk supply, and interferon protects you from infections. Cortisone and thyroid stimulating hormone both reduce stress levels and boost energy. In fact, eating your placenta is said to increase your iron levels and help you heal from anemia if you had it, too!