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 placentophagia Mark B. Kristal Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA Received 4 January 1991.
Placenta and Pain Relief Jean 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 Placenta Published 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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