Articles & Research


Placenta Articles

* The Power of the Placenta
* The Placenta in Lore and Legend
* The Amazing Placenta
* Lotus Birth: A Ritual for our Times
* Scientists Say Placenta May Ease Stem-Cell Debate
* Placentophagy: A Personal Experience

Placenta in Health & Wellness

* Placenta for Healing
* Placentophagia: Beneftis of Eating the Placenta
* Placenta Cures Son’s Blood Disease
* New Moms at Risk for Range of Mental Health Problems
* Placental Transfusion Might Reduce Prevalence of Iron Deficiency

Placenta History and Traditions

* The Placenta in Lore and Legend
* Many Cultures Revere Placenta
* Placenta History and Placenta Traditions
* Placenta in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)



Direct & Correlative Research on Placenta Benefits

* Placentophagia: A Biobehavioral Enigma
* Placenta ingestion by rats enhances δ- and κ-opioid antinociception, but suppresses μ-opioid antinociception

* Enhancement of opioid-mediated analgesia: A solution to the enigma of placentophagia

* Placenta as Lactagagon
* Effects of placentophagy on serum prolactin and progesterone concentrations in rats after parturition or superovulation.

* Baby blues – postpartum depression attributed to low levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone after placenta is gone – BRIEF ARTICLE
* Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone suppression during the postpartum period: implications for the increase in psychiatric manifestations at this time.

* Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia Affects Postpartum Emotions and Cognition

* The Impact of Fatigue on the Development of Postpartum Depression

* Iron supplementation for unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women: double blind randomised placebo controlled trial

* Have we forgotten the significance of postpartum iron deficiency?

Placenta Stem Cells Research

* Children’s Hospital Oakland – Research Institute’s Placenta Stem Cell Finding
* Stem Cells From Placentas Show Potential in Treating Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and More
* Placental Stem Cells Successfully Treat Peripheral Artery Disease In Duke University Patient