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If You're Planning on Eating Placenta Pills, Think Again

If you were thinking about taking placenta pills postbirth, you might want to reconsider after an Oregon mother passed an infection to her newborn shortly after ingesting pills made from the organ. According to the Associated Press, the connection was made once health officials linked the baby's two cases of strep throat to bacteria found in the pills. Although the practice has become more commonplace among mothers in recent years, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against the practice in its June 30 newsletter.
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