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Placenta pills for postpartum blues: Gross or drug-free treatment?

Some new moms are popping pills made from their dried, ground-up placenta as a way to ease postpartum depression, reports NBC's Renee Chenault-Fattah. Some placenta fans believe it also helps with breast milk production and regulates hormones.

But while there may be nutrients in the placenta, Pennsylvania psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Kim says new moms need to seek a medically proven treatment for something as serious as depression.

Watch the clip and let us know what you think. Would you try it?

Some women believe consuming their own placenta can ward off postpartum depression. Psychiatrist Deborah Kim, however, tells WCAU-TV's Renee Chenault-Fattah there is no scientific evidence supporting these claims.


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