So I don't want to keep this information to myself. There are women who eat their own placentas. I read it in The New York Times in an article describing "the placenta project." It led me to an article in The Atlantic Monthly":
"It can be cooked (usually steamed) then sliced, dehydrated, and encapsulated into a pill. Sometimes women freeze it in small chunks and blend it into a smoothie."
I googled "eating the placenta" and there were recipes.
Have I been living in a cave? Three births and I have passed up eating my own placenta filled with delicious, bloody nutrients? Could I sue my obstetrician for not letting me know that I was making dinner when I pushed out those babies and their follow-up? Imagine hunkering down on the delivery table and gnashing your teeth into that gorged pulp.
It's taking time for me to get my mind around this.