Jennica Garcia makes own placenta smoothie after childbirth

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Opting for lotus birth, Jennica Garcia shows a photo of her newly-born daughter with her placenta and umbilical cord still left uncut. Then she writes via Instagram that she has preserved a portion of her placenta, and mixed it with her very own placenta smoothie!


Three days after giving birth, Jennica Garcia revealed that she enjoys making her own blend of placenta smoothie.

The 28-year-old Jennica gave birth to her second daughter last Monday, June 25. 

She opted for lotus birth, which refers to the practice of keeping the umbilical cord and placenta of the baby uncut upon childbirth.

It takes about three to ten days before the umbilical cord naturally detaches itself from the baby’s belly button.

In her Instagram post earlier today, June 27, Jennica’s caption read: “I am so excited to share the Birth Story of our second child with you, but for now, I hope this will do.... Meet our little angel and her sister placenta. They are on their third day together now. #FullLotusBirth”

She went on to reveal that she has preserved a portion of her placenta, so she can blend it with her smoothie!

Even her husband Alwyn Uytingco approved of her special concoction.

“In the next photo, thanks to @irina_doula, you will see a lovingly prepared fruit smoothie. Blended with it, is a small piece of my daughter's own placenta.

“To my surprise, my husband, drank two sips from my smoothie before handing it over to me! Kaya siguro mahal na mahal ko ang asawa ko.

“Alam kong naiintindihan at suportado niya ako, gaano man ka-iba ang nais kong tahakin na landas.

“While most would probably take the smoothie in one go, being worried that there might actually be a foul taste or smell from the placenta, I took a sweet time drinking mine and enjoyed every moment of it.

“We even kept a few more pieces in the freezer to be able to make more for later. Cheers! #PlacentaSmoothie”

I am so excited to share the Birth Story of our second child with you, but for now, I hope this will do.... Meet our little angel and her sister placenta. They are on their third day together now. ???? #FullLotusBirth In the next photo, thanks to @irina_doula, you will see a lovingly prepared fruit smoothie. Blended with it, is a small piece of my daughter's own placenta. To my surprise, my husband, drank two sips from my smoothie before handing it over to me! ???? Kaya siguro mahal na mahal ko ang asawa ko. Alam kong naiintindihan at suportado niya ako, gaano man ka-iba ang nais kong tahakin na landas. While most would probably take the smoothie in one go, being worried that there might actually be a foul taste or smell from the placenta, I took a sweet time drinking mine and enjoyed every moment of it. We even kept a few more pieces in the freezer to be able to make more for later. Cheers! ?? #PlacentaSmoothie

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It should be noted that there is no scientific evidence of the supposed health benefits of eating placenta.

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Reports however cited a number of women have been mixing placenta in their smoothie or meal for that “big boost” after the tedious labor and childbirth.

Placenta is said to be filled with nutrients since it is the organ responsible for transporting nourishment to an unborn baby during pregnancy period.

According to www.motherandbaby.co.uk, some women even swear by the placenta smoothie curbing baby blues, replenishing low levels of iron, and increasing milk production. 


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