“After I gave birth, I threw a chunk of placenta in the Vitamix with coconut water and a banana. … It gave me the wildest rush. You know the feeling of drinking green juice on an empty stomach? It’s like that, but much more intense. It was definitely physical.” –Alexa Beckham, the founder of Ruby Tree Birth, a placenta “encapsulation” service, tells New York about the experience of eating her afterbirth. Reading this was “definitely physical” for us, too.