Hanging Out with Your 'Musty' Placenta Is the Big New Birthing Trend

"Lotus birth"—the practice of allowing the umbilical cord and placenta to detach naturally from the newborn—has reportedly been around for centuries in Balinese tradition and certain aboriginal cultures, but it's just now hitting the American trend-piece circuit. In typical births, the umbilical cord is clamped and… » 4/12/13 7:00pm 4/12/13 7:00pm

Placentas Are Delicious, Sure, But Should You Eat Yours?

New moms, have you taken your placenta pill yet today? January Jones has and we all know how you always do exactly what January Jones does. You might want to hold off, though, considering there's some debate over whether or not it's doing you any good. While you and January, when your weekly mom club meets secretly… » 3/28/12 11:40am 3/28/12 11:40am