Eating the human placenta has gone Hollywood. Oprah loves to discuss alternatives to non-conventional medicine. Tom Cruise was planning on eating Katie’s placenta. Chinese Herbal Medicine encourages the mother to ingest the placenta. Other mammals do it. Why shouldn’t we? If you know someone who’s pregnant the concept of having the baby’s placenta prepared and taken in capsule form can bring a huge boost to the new mother as she recuperates from nine months of gestation. Maybe it will just become the hottest new baby gift, for mom? Add some Chinese herbs to boost milk production and both mother and baby are on the way to good health. Check out our article: Eating the Afterbirth, a Chinese Medical Tradition.