A 62-year old British midwife is offering health pills for new mothers that are made up of ground placenta and promises to provide a number of health benefits including reducing the risk of postnatal depression.
Caroline Baddiley, of Poole, Dorset, revealed that she charges £175 to collect a placenta from the new mother within hours of the birth. She then cooks the placenta in a steamer, dehydrates it and grinds it into fine powder which can then be consumed in the form of a capsule.
Mrs Baddiley said that placenta offers a number of benefits to new mothers including a boost in breast milk production and a reduction in the risk of post-natal depression. She added that she can produce around 120 capsules every day.