Stop eating placenta after childbirth, experts warn new mothers


An obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr Akinsola Akinde, has advised women against consuming their placentas, saying there is no medical evidence to support its health benefits to new mothers.

Akinde, former Chairman, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

The placenta is an organ that delivers oxygen and nutrients from the mother’s blood to the fetus.

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