Finally, a study to get excited about! On May 2, 2018, Birth, a Journal dealing will all things prenatal, pregnancy and postanal realased a study which reviewed 23,000 birth records. These records indicaed NO increased risk for newborns among the women that choose to consume their placenta after birth.
University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is one of the leading researchers in the counry of placentaphagy and heading up that research is one of the co-authors of this study, Dr. Daniel C. Benyshek PhD. Dr. Benyshek is Associate Professor of the Department Anthropology at UNLV since 2001.
This comes as great news for all of those women who have been considering placenta encapsulation but have been perhaps a bit scared off by last years blanket statement by the CDC to avoid PE after a single case of GBS was reported in a newborn. Read more about GBS here.
Mothers can now rest easy knowing that when preapared properly, with the highest saftey standards in place, placenta encapsulation is safe.