I really hope this is a troll because this is too disgusting to be real.
Im pretty sure you can get arrested for this
Maybe for child endangerment, but for the eating technically it's legal in the US and is unfortunately more common then you would expect.
People definitely do do these things. My wife is a very big advocate for natural childbirth and women having a voice and personalized approach to their birth plan (as opposed to an OB/GYN). There are quite a few people in that community who take it a bit too far and do this kind of stuff (fortunately most do not as they realize there really is no sound evidence it does anything at all).
OBGYN does not mean no choice or personal approach. Many of them are now discussing birth plans beforehand and working hard to ensure a woman has a say. I had an OB and a hospital birth and was still able to walk, use a Jacuzzi, try a birthing ball and stool, etc.
My gf is a doula and I'm super grateful for these people cause they'll pay like $500 a pop just to put these things into pills. More placenta eaters please.
It's a pretty popular copypasta comment in meme groups on Facebook. AFAIK, not true.
I actually had a friend on Facebook say she forgot to eat her cord :(
obviously satire. i hope
You know, I think I'm just going to shut off the internet and try again tomorrow.
I think I'm just gonna cancel the universe and try again next millennium.
It worked for Fry.
Can you leave it on for the rest of us?
It's one big switch.
Do these type of parents really exist? Cause everytime I read one of these it's somehow even more fucked up than the last one.
Not sure about womb wax eaters, but placenta eaters are defintely real. I met a vegetarian 6 year old who told me the only meat he ever ate was his sister's placenta (with his parents). He said "its meat from life, not from death."
My sister has a hard enough time getting her 6 year old to eat a fucking vegetable. How do you get one to eat a placenta?
So by that logic if the animal wasnt dead (ie cut off its leg or something) and they ate meat from it, thats ok?
I saw a post in r/wtf (i think) that actually was this ladies step by step process of turning her placenta into chocolate candies. At the end she tries one and says they are really good. I shouldn't have watched the stupid video.
Yep this might be the worst thread I've ever been in on Reddit.
Doctors actually suggest you don't eat the placenta as that's where all the toxins and germs and what not go. Or so I've heard. Either way.....blech
He and his parents ate his sister's placenta!?
Jesus fuck I thought the whole point was for the mom to eat it in order to enrich her breast milk.
But fuck that too because it's gross. My kids were formula fed and they are strong, smart, and kick-ass.
He said "its meat from life, not from death."
He's not wrong.
Isn't that in some way... cannibalism?
Yep and their not necessarily wrong. Placenta eating is common throughout mammals including most primitive human cultures. More research needs to be done but they suspect it has something to do with immunology.
The "womb wax" usually called vernix serves an an electrical insulator for a fetus. It's mostly just heavy fats (like all wax) and I have no reason to believe there is any benefit from eating it other than nutritional value.
Interesting to not that vernix is found on newborn aquatic mammals but no primate other than us. People who suspect we went through an aquatic phase use that as part of their evidence.
Ok but they didn't bathe the baby for 3 months. Not bathing a child for an excessive amount of time would be considered neglect at the least. But to intentionally go 3 months without bathing a child in my mind should be considered abuse. I've now heard other people say they've went a week on account of some possible benifet, but even so 3 months without giving a newborn baby a bath is just psychotic and wrong.
Placenta is freeze dried and encapsulated or put in stew. Chinese medicine has used placenta since the 1500s, using it as an herb for blood deficiency, impotence, tinnitus and low back pain to name a few.
My wife had her placenta dehydrated and put into capsules. They say it helps with postpartum depression and milk supply. It seemed to help, but who knows.
We also didn’t give our baby a bath for a week after he was born. The “baby wax” is called vernix. It’s a waxy substance that babies are covered in when they are born. They used to immediately bathe baby to get rid of this, but there is some research that says it helps with baby’s immune system and helps keep their skin moisturized. Again, who knows if it helps.
We did what’s called a “lotus birth”, where the cord wasn’t cut until the placenta was delivered, 15 minutes later. We got the okay from our midwife as long as there were no issues with mom or baby during birth. It was pretty crazy to see our baby still hooked up to the placenta. We did this to maximize the amount of cord blood baby got, which has a high concentration of stem cells and other good stuff. Again again, did it make a difference? Who knows.
Long story short, this lady is crazy even by crunchy hippy standards.
+1 to the bath thing. I'm by no means crunchy granola but the new standard is they just wipe the baby down a bit at birth and give them to you. My daughter had her hair washed every few days, but she didn't have a "real" bath until she was a few months old. Until then I followed the doctor's instructions and wiped her with a warm, wet cloth every few days and kept her umbilical stub clean.
Animals clean that stuff off the newborn like right after it's born, there's probably some merit to not cleaning the baby immmediately after birth but a week is going a bit too far, that stuff is prime breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria.
We were planning on not bathing our daughter when she was born but she pooped while still in the womb so she had that nasty slimy baby poop all over her so she needed a quick bath at the hospital.
Shockingly, yes they absolutely exist. I don’t know if anyone who would admit to eating ‘womb wax,’ I know of several parents who have eaten their baby’s placenta, breastfeed past 2 years old, and have VERY strong opinions about how long a newborn should be allowed to stay covered in the vernix (the actual name for what this lunatic calls womb wax). Hint, it’s a lot longer than you’d think.
I mean, I think it’s weird as hell, but the kind of parents who buy into this stuff aren’t always the most obvious candidates. My friends who left their baby’s vernix on for like a week are college educated and were only mildly granola-crunchy, ‘it’s ok cause it’s NATURAL!!!’ stereotypes until they had their first kid; then they lost their goddamned minds.
Pregnancy hormones must be a hell of a drug.
If you're asking if insane people reproduce, the answer is yes. Most of my family works in grade school education and my grandmother was a social worker for CPS. I've heard too many insane horror stories to not believe shit like this.
There are definitely (weird) people who eat the placentas. Delayed bathing is also a thing, although 3 months is way beyond what most people do.
Womb wax? You know what, never mind. I don't even want to know. It's bad enough that this person exists like this, but I don't need to find out just how fucked in the skull they really are.
Pretty sure she means the vernix. Some people are obsessed with it, though this is the first vernix eater I have encountered
I'm sure you are right. It's just cholesterol and other heavy lipids.
/u/Tommy_Bigges is right, it's the vernix. There is some evidence to support not washing it off of newborns for the first day or so, to help develop the immune system and prevent allergies in future, but OP's post is taking that to extremes
I usually don't know this kind of thing but we just had a baby. Babies are born covered with this white waxy crusty stuff called vernix. They now leave it on for at least 24 hours. Then they wash it off. Supposedly it's good for them to have for a while.
The weird thing is how nice it smells. I would have thought being all covered in uteral juices and waxes would smell horrible, but it's really pleasant smelling. Didn't taste it though lol...
I’ve never heard of the smell before. I guess I assumed t would just be mucous-y. What does it smell like?
fucked in the skull
I've heard of people doing that one, too
Cool band name, though.
If the kid survives it’ll have an immune system of steel
Yeah but eventually one of the vaccines he isn't gonna get is gonna be his downfall.
Holy fuck, I was already feeling nauseated from having had too much coffee.
Gotta throw the whole Facebook away.
Never mind Facebook. Try the entire globe.
Never mind the entire globe, try the whole solar system.
I recently did throw away facebook. Best thing I ever did.
She should come rub up a leprechaun for the pot of gold.
In the past hour I have seen a shadbase comic about child rape, learned about tails on a bench, and read this. Ajit Pai might be onto something tbh.
Tails on a bench? Shadbase?
You don't want to know.
Wtf! Poor baby
I just threw up in my mouth a bit
Dear God! I really hope she's trolling cause that's beyond disgusting.
I've heard of people eating afterbirth shudders
But do some people really eat the umbilical cord?
the umbilical cord is full of stem cells, so lots of people save them, or donate the cord blood for stem cell therapy/research... I'm not really too sure what benefits (if any) would come from eating it though.
Protein I believe. I've heard of quite a bit of people doing it (usually the dads).
I don't understand why this isn't considered cannibalism
What is she an animal?
technically, yes :)
She's worse than an animal. Even some mammals know to lick their children clean after they were born.
Yeah, you know what else has amazing health benefits? Regular fucking food.
Brain bleach please .
“womb wax” Makes me think of the wax casing on cheese. 🤮
Well, looks like no lunch for me today.
NSFL ** !
What the hell is “womb wax”?
Vernix caseosa. It's the greasy coating that's on newborn. It's a common practice to rub it into the babies skin rather than wash it off, as it's purpose is to protect the babies skin and body like a natural lotion. But shit, not bathing your baby for three months, and then EATING the crusty old vernix is going so far overboard. Gross.
Some babies are born without it. I think it tends to depend on how long the baby gestated
WHERE IS MY FUCKING EYEBLEACH UGGGGHHHHHH!!!
Geez I literally just finished eating lunch. Wtf man
Womb wax sounds like a brand of aphrodisiac candles.
I believe this is a troll but people do believe in effects of certain things like this. For instance, not washing the baby right away. I think that would be good for a few hours. After that, what benefit could there be? All wild animals clean their babies shortly after they are born.
time to unsubscribe, this makes me puke. Fuck, people even have those stupid ass ‘haha’ reactions on it. Troll or not, this is way too disgusting.
This is not real. This is not real. This is not real.
There's such a thing as womb wax? Just when I thought childbirth couldn't get any grosser I go and learn this.
Well there went my appetite for lunch, and dinner.
I mean, the WHO does recommend not bathing a newborn for something like 48 hours, but this person took it and ran off the cliff into a volcano with it
Wouldn't the hospital do that anyways?
this is more than likely a home-birther
I... what... no. No no no.
The placenta thing is a thing people do.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, being a complete wrong-un, took a ladies placenta, made pate from it, and then fed it to the entire family (kids included).
Here is an article about it.
People feel free to hunt down the original clip.
Can you don’t.
I thank you for the information and agree with your sentiment! Sort of makes my tum-tum rumble with nausea thinking about it.
To be fair, not bathing a newborn and leaving the vernix on is a thing. Supposedly it keeps their skin from drying out and I don’t think that’s too weird. The other stuff? Hell no.
Only the first 24 hours
Also speculated to have same immuno properties as colostrum
The placenta is a waste product. It’s full of heavy metals and shit that wasn’t meant to get to the baby. It’s like eating a used filter.
You aren't a fucking wolf who needs to hide your baby's scent from predators, just throw it out before you get some kind of parasite
And people wonder why there are so many single mothers. No man is going to want to kiss a woman after this crap.
Nothing has ever been more appropriate for this sub
I'm fucking eating, why did I read this?
Vernix. Google it at your own peril.
Lol this brings nothing to mind so clearly as Goya’s Saturn devouring his son
First time I’m actually done with the internet for the day
This is gross sure. But I'm more worried about child abuse.
It's actually normal in some cultures to eat the umbilical cord and very nutrient (from what I heard), but the womb wax? That can't run.
Alright. Thats enough Reddit for today. I was gonna go anyways..
she should go out in nature and educate all of the animals that lick their babies clean the second they drop out of their tuna cans
Jesus fucking crist I really hope this is a troll otherwise it would be one of the really few posts that live up to this sub's name.
I am fucking triggered
There was a baby in Trainspotting. She wasn't bathed aswell...
Ask about her placenta
They don't clean baby's at the hospital?
I know this post really fits but i almost threw up in my mouth reading this. I have to hide this post because I never want to see it again. You still get my upvote. Well done. 🤢
I was having lunch until I read this.
Please tell me this is satire.
The kind of person that never cuts their finger nails and hasn't been to the dentist in years
I wish this was satire.. but I doubt it. I saw a video on Facebook the other day of a woman making CHOCOLATE out of the placenta and umbilical cord.
Ew yo I’m going to hurl
This person plays Bloodborne
There's a local radio morning show here (of course), and years ago they had an intern named "Flounder." Well one day one of Flounder's toenail fell off of an infected toe bed - mind you, Flounder was like a 300-400lb man. For some reason the DJ paid Flounder to eat his toenail, and he did.
I think your post tops that.
Annnnnnnd now I can't eat lunch.
what the fuck
Kill me now