(NEW ZEALAND HERALD) — When Megan Exelby had her second child, she wanted to make her afterbirth into pills.

But, with a new baby to care for, the idea ended up in the too-hard basket – so she ate the raw placenta instead.

Her partner thought it repulsive, but he chopped the organ into small pieces and put them in the freezer so Exelby could swallow them with water or yoghurt half a dozen times a day.

The Hamilton woman is one of a growing number of Kiwi women, including a Northland midwife, who eat their placenta.

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