Australian Data on Placentophagy
Thank you for taking part in this anonymous survey. The data collected will give an indication of how women in Australia are using their placenta and the effects of placenta consumption.
The questions are with regard to YOUR MOST RECENT experience consuming your placenta.
Answer each question as accurately as you can. It should only take 5 - 10 minutes.
When You Gave Birth
These answers are based on your most recent experience consuming your placenta
Where did you give birth?
Home - Private Midwife or Freebirth
Home - Publically Funded Programme
What type of birth did you have?
Please select as many boxes as apply
Spontaneous Vaginal Birth
Induced Vaginal Birth
Assisted Vaginal Birth (forceps, vacuum)
Medically Indicated Cesarean
Gestational age of baby at time of birth
Before 36 weeks
Were you diagnosed or treated for GBS (Group B Strep) at any time during this pregnancy or birth?
What state/territory were you living in?
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
How many babies did you birth this time?
18 - 24
25 - 34
35 - 44
45 - 54
Was this your....?
How did you feel about your birth experience?
How You Used Your Placenta
When did you start to consume your placenta?
0 - 23 hours after birth
2 - 3 days after birth
4 - 5 days after birth
For how long did you consume the majority of your placenta?
0 - 2 weeks
3 - 4 weeks
5 - 6 weeks
7 - 8 weeks
Who prepared your placenta remedy?
Why did you choose to use a placenta remedy?
Tick all boxes that apply
To avoid Baby Blues/Postnatal Depression - I have a history of depression and/or anxiety
To avoid Baby Blues/Postnatal Depression - I experienced this with a previous baby
To avoid any Baby Blues or Postnatal depression
Honouring the placenta/not discarding as waste
Recommended by a friend / family member / care provider
Had you used placenta remedies for previous births?
No this is the first time
Which placenta remedies did you use?
Capsules - Traditional Chinese Medicine Method (steamed)
Capsules - Raw Foods Method (not steamed, dried at low temp)
Capsules - Dehydration Method (not steamed, dried at high temp)
Raw Placenta Smoothie
Raw pieces of Placenta
Frozen pieces of placenta
Did you save some capsules for use during hormonal changes later in life?
On average, how many capsules did you take each day?
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