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In Oregon, a baby twice contracted an infection from a mother taking a placenta.


Source: The Washington Post

In Oregon the newborn almost diedby contracting a serious infection from a mother. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cause of the disease was that the mother after the birth of the child began to take capsules with her placenta.

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The child was born in September last year, absolutely healthy, without any complications. But then his health began to deteriorate sharply. Doctors sent the baby to the intensive care unit, where a series of tests were conducted. The study revealed a fatal blood infection in a baby. The child has become infected with group B streptococcal agalactia (GBS), which doctors treated the 11-day course of antibiotics.

But after returning home, the child was again hospitalized in the emergency room due to recurrent streptococcus. It was there that the doctors found out that for several weeks the mother of the child took two capsules of the hydrated placenta three times a day and breastfed the newborn.

The mother was instructed to stop using the capsules, and the infant, who had to undergo an additional course of antibiotics, recovered.

This case warns women against Kim Kardashian’s widely advertised capsules from their own placenta.

Proponents of this practice claim that taking the placenta helps fight postpartum depression, increases lactation, improves mood, and gives energy. However, according to CDCThere is no evidence for this.

Researchers CDCwho studied the capsules consumed by the mother found that they were full GBS. This is an abbreviation for group B Streptococcus, one of the many bacteria that normally live in our bodies. Most people who have GBS in their body have no symptoms, and for most people this is harmless. But for a child it is very dangerous.

GBS may cause illness in infants during the first seven days of their life (this is called an early-onset disease) or after 7 days (a late-onset disease). More often GBS enters the body of babies from the mother during childbirth.

GBS can cause the penetration of bacteria into the bloodstream (bacteremia), pulmonary infection (pneumonia), inflammation of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), respiratory infection and death.

Some babies with called GBS A disease with an early onset may experience long-term consequences of this disease, such as a slight or even severe mental retardation (delayed cognitive process), paralysis of all four limbs (quadriplegia) or deafness.

One of the risks mothers face according to CDC, is that there are no standards for placenta processing. “The process of encapsulating the placenta does not by itself kill infectious pathogens. Thus. capsules with placenta should be avoided, ”says CDC.

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