General Health & Wellness • Sep 23, 2021

Placenta Pill Problems: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Some people find the idea of consuming your own placenta disgusting, while others swear by it. But what is the scientific benefit of taking encapsulated placenta, and furthermore, what are the risks? Dr. Shelby Dickison, Washington University Ob/Gyn at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a sister hospital of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses some of the dangers that come with taking a placenta pill and the lack of evidence to suggest there are any benefits to taking it. Protect yourself and your child from concerns like Zika virus, and forgo the placenta pill.