July 9, 2017

Doctors warn against placenta pills after baby's illness

A group of doctors is warning against a growing trend among celebrities and some new parents that sees moms consume the placenta after birth in an effort to stave off postpartum symptoms. The warning from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doctors stems from a case involving a newborn in Oregon, who contracted a strep infection twice. The unidentified infant had contracted group B Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) during birth