This is NOT your mother’s teddy bear. Oh wait — yes, it is! A bear made out of your mother, that is.
According to Inhabitots, the placenta teddy bear is “a crafty alternative for those who don’t necessarily want to eat their baby’s placenta (remember the yummy-looking placenta panini?), but want to pay their respects to the life-sustaining organ,” by saving it in teddy form.
Also: a delicious chew toy for your pup.
I know the first thought that popped into your head: How in the world do I MAKE one of these cuddly suckers? So glad you asked!
Just grab that placenta, cut it in half and rub with sea salt — Yes, just like a good roast beef! — to cure it. After it is dried out, the afterbirth is treated with an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk to make it soft and pliable. Then, ta-da! You craft it into a teddy bear.
Instead of Build-a-Bear, you Birth-a-Bear!