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Afterbirth Pills: Preparing a Placenta for Consumption
Placenta in a Bowl

Placenta in a Bowl

Michael McLaughlin
Ever wonder how to turn someone's afterbirth into a nutritional supplement?

No?

Too late -- you're about to find out anyway, and it starts with a placenta.

Lisa Fortin, the founder of Placenta Healing Arts in Brooklyn, takes us through the process of encapsulating a placenta -- turning the afterbirth from a gooey, bloody discharge into a pill that looks like any other nutritional supplement.

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