placenta encapsulation is very healthy and useful in gaining back necessary nutrients and balancing hormones after giving birth. It is normal and common for most other species to consume their placenta after birth. Many people have found it to helpful in preventing post partum depression. Other hospitals and birthing centers in the area allow the placenta to be safely removed from the hospital after giving birth. I am personally trying to combat PPD and want to be able to take my placenta as well as help others who wish to to be able to do the same.