The first picture on this page over at New York is actually pleasant looking until you realize what you're looking at. What I thought was a harmless head of cabbage is actually a placenta.
At one point in the article, a professional placenta preparer says, "It's the freshest placenta I've ever worked with!"
Horrified, yet fascinated, I continued reading and found this nugget:
"I was prepared to wrestle it from the nurse's hands."
Apparently, you get a rush from all the nutrients and everything else that feeds the baby while it hangs out in your abdomen.
It's a strange thing to me, but it's another one of those that comes down to it being the choice of the people involved. However, I believe I'll have my next meal sans placenta, please.
(Come on now, did you expect anything else from the girl that's extremely wary of the idea of being pregnant.)