11:24 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
Just when I thought I heard it all!
A few weeks ago, our baby class instructor discussed the benefits of something called "Moxibustion", which is the burning of incense near the mom's baby toes as a method of turning a breech baby around. (I have the post and video here if you are interested.) While I kind of laughed about it, this next topic really takes the cake!
Apparently, you can hire someone in your area to take your placenta home with them where they will cook it in their oven and make tasty pills for you to take after the baby is born. I am not making this up...stay with me here! I guess some people believe that the placenta, after it is seasoned and cooked on the BBQ can do wonders for Postpartum Depression. While there is nothing funny about PPD, I think the thought of burnt placenta pills is enough to turn this Albertan into a bona-fide vegetarian.
What's that? You don't have anyone in your area that specializes in the cremation of placentas? Well, will be pleased to know that you can order your own DO-IT-YOURSELF kit here. I wish I was making this up. I would love to get the instructions to post on here as a holiday treat!
Man, these "baby classes" just keep on getting stranger and stranger.