Mandy Moore recently gave birth to her second child – son Oscar ‘Ozzie’ Bennett, with husband Taylor Goldsmith on Friday, October 21. after delivery, this is us The star revealed on social media that she is taking her capsules placenta after birth.
“Round 2 with @feelgoodplacenta,” wrote Moore on Instagram, sharing a photo of a pill bottle with a label reading, “Made by you, for you. Filled with you placenta And lots of love.”
This is not the first time 38 years old Has confessed to having taken placenta pills. “I’m so glad I had pictures [my placenta]”She said on Dr. Berlin’s informed pregnancy podcast After the birth of their first son, Gusoadding that she “can’t wait to do it again”.
“You’re totally in this feeling, I’ve never felt high, I’ve never felt this way love, It was as if the world had stopped again, and you are not aware of anything else happening. i’m so glad i had [the placenta], It was so beautiful,” she said.
Earlier celebrities like Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian, Katherine Heigl, and Kourtney Kardashian, among others, have admitted to consuming placenta pills. But, what are these placenta pills, and are they recommended?
“The process of heating, dehydrating process, and crushing of the placenta before placing the powdered product into a tablet or capsule for consumption is known as placenta encapsulation,” said Dr B Gautami, Consultant – Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Milan Fertility and Birthing Hospital, Bangalore . She added that after giving birth, mothers often consume this substance, which is believed to have some health benefits, but there is no proven scientific data available.
According to experts, the potential benefits of consuming placenta pills include – reduction in postpartum mood disorders, increased oxytocin production, reduction in stress hormones, restoration of iron levels after postpartum hemorrhage, and increased milk production.
However, “there is no evidence that there is any health benefit from consuming the placenta, despite claims that it can prevent it.” postpartum depressionProvides important micronutrients, boosts mood, energy and milk production,” said Dr. Gautami.
possible side effects
The specialist listed the possible side effects of consuming placenta pills.
*Unpleasant taste and smell of placenta
*Increased vaginal bleeding and uterine contractions
*increased anxiety and digestive problems
*Increased volume and intensity hot flashes
She concluded by saying that no placental nutrients and hormones are retained in sufficient quantities after placental encapsulation. “The placental encapsulation process will not eliminate infectious pathogens,” Gauthami said.
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