In recent years, women believe eating the baby placenta can prevent depression and boost energy. But scientific research has proven otherwise that there are no health benefits derive from eating it.
Some believe it helps to reduce pains after delivery, boosts milk production and also help restore iron but no scientific research has proven these.
Placenta is an organ that acts as a filter to absorb and protect the developing foetus from toxins and pollutants. As a result, scientists say, bacteria and viruses could be in the placenta tissues after birth.
"What women do to their placentas is up to them but I wouldn't recommend they eat it". Dr Daghni Rajasingam (Royal College of Obstetricians).