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Melissa Mathis holds a container of freeze-dried placenta capsules.
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June 28, 2015 Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
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Pills are made from dehydrated placenta.
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June 4, 2015 If Kourtney Kardashian and Mayim Bialik do it, is it good for you? Pills made from a woman's placenta are being promoted for postpartum depression. But there's no evidence they help, a review finds.
May 23, 2014 People don't think about mental illnesses as life-threatening, once you exclude suicide. But a review of almost 2 million people finds that common problems like postpartum depression take a toll.
A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression.
March 13, 2013 Researchers aren't sure exactly why certain women are more vulnerable to postpartum depression. But authors of a new study are recommending that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression.
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April 25, 2012 Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson says her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins tested her in ways that espionage never did. Now her kids are 12, but Plame Wilson continues to speak out about the
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