Camilo assured that Evaluna ate her placenta after childbirth: is it really beneficial?

This week Colombian singer Camilo Echeverry commented on the show Resistance details about his daughter Indigo, as well as his admiration for his wife. It was then that the musician revealed that Evaluna consumed her placenta after giving birth.

Vida de Rico’s voice touched on different topics regarding her baby girl, to which, after joking about meconium, a baby’s first deposit, one of the people on the show comments that there are women who consume their placenta.

“Yes, my wife was encapsulated and ate her”assured the singer, surprising his interviewers.

According to El Clarín, the artist continued his story by showing his admiration for his wife. “The fact that Eva made the decision to give birth naturally, without even an aspirin… It’s very important”, he commented.

“As a dad, I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be better in a hospital, which has everything you need? In case…’. But my wife said to me, ‘Why don’t you keep calm and look at this as something wonderful, without thinking about all your fears? Everything is going to be barbaric,” he recalled.

After the case of Evaluna: The benefits of eating the placenta

After his remarks, many doubts arose regarding Echeverry’s anecdote: What benefits would the consumption of the placenta bring?

“The placenta is an organ that contains many vitamins. So those vitamins that were used to nourish the baby in the womb are consumed.”comment BiobioChile the president of Maternas Chile, midwife Paula Días, also an expert in placental medicine.

“Even so, not all can be eaten, he rocks. “They must be healthy pregnanciesthat they have no pathologies, that important drugs were not consumed during pregnancy and that drugs were not consumed during pregnancy,” he assures.

Regarding the services, the midwife ensures that everything is focused on the vitamins and minerals that the organ has, highlighting iron and vitamin K, known to clot blood.

“So when you consume it postpartum bleeding may be reduced and also improves anemia experienced after childbirth. Moreover, since it contains hormones, facilitates lactation: it promotes it by increasing production »Explain.

Likewise, he assures that he has “opiates that give a feeling of well-beingit’s like taking a vitamin complex, so you feel better”.

“There are studies in Spain from 2017 where the blood components of people who consumed postpartum placenta capsules were studied and indeed, there were better levels in those minerals”comment.

He also recalls that since 2017 “there has been a ministerial decree which authorizes the delivery of placentas in hospitals and clinics, provided that have normal tests“.

The professional ensures that there are different ways to consume the placentaensuring that one of the most popular is in capsules, where they dehydrate it.

“This practice has become popular on social media,” he says. “It has been done for years, but it was not something commented. Today, with the management that exists on the internet and the celebrities who have made it known, it has become a bit popular, ”he says.

Who advises against consuming it

However, there are also skeptics about the practice. As OB-GYN Jen Gunter made it clear in a column in The New York Times, “A new treatment based on anecdotes without a safe, standardized preparation and method is not the answer. We know so little about the effects of eating the placenta that we don’t even know what we don’t know.”

In 2016, gynecologist Fernando Leal told BiobioChile that he did not recommend consuming the organ. “It’s useless, because the same nutrients can be obtained from protein-rich foods” such as legumes or nuts.

Likewise, he pointed out that “the patient is ingesting hormones from the uterus that she should not be consuming.”

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In 2018, doctors Cleofina Bosco and María Eugenia Díaz concluded that there is no scientific basis that demonstrates the possible benefits of consuming the placenta.

“On the contrary, infections and/or heavy metal poisoning may occur”they assured in an article entitled “Placentophagy: a controversial trend” of the International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences.

According to what Bosco explained at the University of Chile, the placenta functions as a filter that cleans the blood flow from the mother to the fetuslike “the water filters that exist in rural areas: no one would dream of going to scrape them to eat the retained content”.

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