I get a lot of reactions when I tell people I make placenta pills. I get the polite people who nod and grin. I get the truly intrigued people who squint and ask me to tell them more. I get the completely disgusted people who cringe and tell me how gross it is. I get it all. Believe it or not, I even get an array of these reactions when I am inside someone's home and preparing their placenta for them! Everyone has a range of emotions regarding what I do. It's to be expected. It isn't mainstream, yet. You see it every now and then on a celebrity site. Some people may think it's just an odd trend that is going to burn out. I think it's catching popularity, not because a supermodel ate her placenta, but, because it actually works for women (and has worked for hundreds of years).
I always follow up after a Pill Service to check on my client. I have yet to meet a new mom who has not told me she loves the effect these pills have on her. 100% of my clients have reported positive results. None of them have had negative side effects. This is the reason I love what I do. This is why I don't think placentas are disgusting. I think placentas are fascinating, healing, and beautiful. I like that I can see beauty in things others cannot yet see. I hope that even though it may not be for everyone, they consider that it is an option for them. I hope that next time your friend is pregnant (or your wife, or your sister, or you) you can remember that this is an option. Within every woman there is the option to heal after her baby has made his or her journey earthside and it's really not as disgusting as you think. The more options we have, the more empowering our journey into motherhood becomes, and I'm all about empowerment.