Freaky Texas Moms Taking Placentas Home

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

An Austin, Texas, hospital official says an increasing number of women are braving lengthy paperwork and fees to take their placentas home after giving birth.

Mothers cited dozens of uses for the placentas, including planting them in the yard for luck and eating them for supposed nutritional value — a practice that most medical groups do not support, the American-Statesman said.


A mom who wants to take her placenta home with her, shouldn’t be allowed to take her baby home.

I can understand a mother wanting to take her hospital gown with her as a souvenir, but any woman who wants to take her placenta home is a freak.

If I see a woman planting a placenta in her yard, I would give her a wide berth. I would greet her, but I would quickly walk away before she could start a conversation with me.