So, I saw this link today, and suddenly so many strange things that people do regarding birth don’t seem so bad.

Afterbirth: It’s What’s For Dinner

Now, ordinarily I’d scoff at this, but this article was in TIME. Well, on TIME’s website anyhow. Not something I was expecting. The writer was actually quite humorous about the whole thing, which again I wasn’t expecting from TIME. The video, though, put the icing on the cake.

I’d like to know whether or not the benefits of eating placenta are real or a load of crap, but I have a feeling you’d have a hard time trying to get a random test sampling of people to do a real study. How do you even approach someone about something like this?

“Hi, I see you’re pregnant! Congratulations, that’s excellent news. I was wondering if you’d like to participate in a medical study relating to the birth of your baby.”

“What kind of study?”

“Well, we are researching the possible positive mental and physical health benefits of post-birth ingestion of symbiotic material.”

“Sounds interesting. What do I have to do?”

“Well, basically you have to eat your placenta.”

“I’m calling the police.”

I think I’ll be over here in the Not Even Remotely Cannibalistic Section. But thanks for asking.

-Matt

5 Comments

  1. Aunt Duck says:

    I’ve heard that people still do this. I know animals do…

  2. Carmelo Cadieux says:

    Hello, This website is great, which you used cms ? WordPress or another?

  3. C says:

    Yeah, lots of people do it. I will not be one of them.

    Interestingly, there’s also a semen cookbook. I wouldn’t eat that stuff either.
    http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/natural-harvest—a-collection-of-semen-based-recipes/5198959 for the curious people.

  4. Antonietta Carlock says:

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  5. Matt says:

    Carmelo, it’s in WordPress.

    C-dice, I wish I had never known that. I hate you a little right now for bringing that knowledge into my life. Take it back.

    A little piece of my innocence just died.

    -Matt