The practice of placentophagia, eating the placenta, is practiced in many parts of the world, and is said to stem postpartum depression and help to contract the uterus after the birth.
After Chrissy Schilling had her first baby over the weekend, her twin sister Kathy cooked up the placenta and they had a feast. They put it on pasta and on a sandwich. They even put pictures of the meal on Facebook!
Sure, some people thought it was gross — but that didn’t deter the sisters. “I think people being grossed out by this is mostly just ‘fear of the unknown,'” Kathy says. “It’s the same sort of reaction people have when it even comes to the cuisine of other cultures–what’s normal in another culture can seem repulsive to one’s own.