RESEARCH

momPlacenta as a Lactagogon- Study on placenta and increased milk production
 Soykova-Pachnerova E, et. al.(1954). Gynaecologia 138(6):617-627.

Placentophagia- A Biobehavioral Enigma
 MARK B. KRISTAL, Received 2 February 1980. Neuroscience & Biohehavioral Reviews, Vol. 4, pp. 141–150.

Wound Healing Activity of Human Placental Extract in Rats
Acta Pharmacol Sin, 22 Dec 2001
Finding human placental extract has potent power of inducing collagenous growth indicating its proficiency in wound healing.

Effects of placentophagy on serum prolactin and progesterone concentrations in rats after parturition or superovulation
 Blank MS, Friesen HG.: J Reprod Fertil. 1980 Nov;60(2):273-8.

Enhancement of opioid-mediated analgesia: A solution to the enigma of placentophagiaMark B. Kristal
 Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Received 4 January 1991.

Placenta and Pain ReliefJean M. DiPirro*, Mark B. Kristal

Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone suppression during the postpartum period: implications for the increase in psychiatric manifestations at this time – Study showing low CRH Hormone levels post-birth – CRH (stress reducer hormone – found in high levels in the placenta)
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol 81, 1912-1917, Copyright © 1996 by Endocrine Society

Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia Affects Postpartum Emotions and Cognition
 John L. Beard,2 Michael K. Hendricks,* Eva M. Perez,* Laura E. Murray-Kolb, Astrid Berg,*
Lynne Vernon-Feagans,† James Irlam,* Washiefa Isaacs,* Alan Sive,* and Mark Tomlinson*
Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; *School of
Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; and †School of Education,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Have we forgotten the significance of postpartum iron deficiency?
 Lisa M. Bodnar, PhD, MPH, RD,a,* Mary E. Cogswell, DrPH, RN,b
Thad McDonald, MDc

The Impact of Fatigue on the Development of Postpartum Depression 
Elizabeth J. Corwin, Jean Brownstead, Nichole Barton,
 Starlet Heckard, and Karen Morin

Iron supplementation for unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women: double blind randomised placebo controlled trial F Verdon, general practitioner1, B Burnand, senior lecturer2, C-L Fallab Stubi, pharmacist3, C Bonard, general practitioner1, M
Graff, general practitioner1, A Michaud, general practitioner1, T Bischoff, general practitioner1, M de Vevey, general practitioner1,
J-P Studer, general practitioner1, L Herzig, general practitioner1, C Chapuis, general practitioner1, J Tissot, general practitioner1,
A Pécoud, professor3, B Favrat, consultant of internal medicine3
BMJ 2003;326:1124 (24 May), doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1124

The Bridge of Life: Options for Placentas Written by British midwife Kelly Graff; Published by Midwifery Today 2008

Placentophagia: Benefits of Eating the PlacentaPublished June 28, 2007
by:Amy Weekley

Placenta consumption
Written for BabyCenter Singapore Approved by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board

Medicinal Uses of the Placenta 
The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA

Placenta: The Gift of Life The Tree of Life
Hollywood Birth Centre Newsletter August 2009

The Amazing Placenta By Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, About.com Guide

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