more placenta crazy

I don't want this blog to become all about placentas, but I couldn't resist posting about this article..

A friend sent me this link today: apparently, placentas are enjoying a roaring trade on the Chinese black market, as they're perceived as being rich in nutrition and good for your health.

Of course - China being China - placentas from male babies are sold at a premium, natch.

"If the mother is very healthy, the baby was a boy and was her first born, the placenta price increases," an unnamed buyer was quoted as saying.

You can't make this stuff up!