LITTLE WOMEN LA Terra Jole shares placenta encapsulation video


While celebrating surviving another week on Dancing with the Stars, Little Women: LA star Terra Jole shared her own placenta encapsulation video.

Terra and husband Joe Gnoffo welcomed their son Grayson on August first. Jole, who’s been getting props on social media for even being able to do DWTS so soon after giving birth, will be participating in maternal placentophagy, defined as “a mother’s ingestion of her own placenta postpartum, in any form, at any time.”

In the clip posted to her Mini Mama YouTube page, Terra asks placenta encapsulator Valerie Rosas about the process and its benefits.

Rosas says the top 3 benefits of the practice are assisting with energy, mood and hormone stabilization, and aiding with lactation. When Terra asks if there was anything different about her placenta being a little person, Rosas said it was “just as beautiful as any other placenta we’ve worked with.”

Rosas then shows viewers how she forms an umbilical cord, which she has dehydrated, into the shape of a heart for a keepsake. Before she starts working with the placenta she lays a piece of watercolor paper on it, leaving an artistic imprint.

Only 7 weeks old and already wearing 3-6 month clothing. ??? He's growing too fast! Morning time w mommy! ?❤️?

A photo posted by Terra Jolé (@terrajole) on

According to a recent report in The Guardian, the verdict is still out on the health benefits, if any, of ingesting your own placenta.


  • bambiglanville

    Enough about this brute. If we stop talking about her / writing about her, maybe she will go away.

    • Queen bee

      Love it you are so right. And lifetime allowing an abusive man like mart on their show they are promoting abuse and bullying

  • Che

    Is the baby average size?

    • Suzann Scott

      Of course I don’t know and it doesn’t matter other than possible medical problems for the child. Unless he inherited the Dad’s type he appears average size. Look at Brianna’s son. He is super cute but his head looks like Brianna. Like I said I don’t know. Regardless, beautiful babies!!

      • Che

        Well I’m always curious. The little ppl big world couple.. only have one little person . While the rest were average size. Do you know if twins run in elenas family?

  • Ali.P

    Why do woman do this? If your body needed or benefited from it than your body wouldn’t naturally push it out. It’s waste. Like poop. If it benefits anything it’s because of a placebo effect.

  • Heather Brewer

    I never could stomach the thought of eating my placenta, and never did when I had my only child. They do say it helps mothers to not have postpartum depression, as well as helping them to lactate better. It makes me think about how mother dogs eat their placenta, and it is for health purposes. Maybe this is where the thought originated from. As for Terra’s new son, they haven’t announced or shown that any genetic testing has been done to see if he is an average or LP. If your going by his looks only, he already appears to be average. But only time will tell. As far as the other mothers, Elana has been very adamant to those wanting to hurry and slap “a label” on her babies, she just wants to enjoy these moments and not worry about getting test ran when they are healthy boys, growing as they should. As for Brianna & Matt’s little Maverick Jax…they know he is Acon, and have fully embraced this. I think if anyone should be focusing on any of these mothers, we should focus on LW:ATL..Tiny Twin needs to get rid of Chris!! He is a disgusting excuse of a father. She needs to know she has support from many people that she doesn’t need to keep taking a person like him back. He is never going to change. And to mother Emily. She just had to say goodbye to her little boy, JJ. He fought very hard to be in this world, but the good Lord had other plans for this little one. I cannot imagine what she is going through, so I ask everyone to send a prayer into the air! Lift her up,when she feels she cannot stand on her own. God bless everyone.

  • Aussie cathie

    Lord she is revolting

  • pmo

    vomit inducing.

  • barbinop

    That has to be THE most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen!!!

  • Queen bee

    How disgusting is this woman? She does not impress me she’s a know it all bully on the show. I’m not sure why lifetime allows this display of harassment to be aired in a world that is trying to sway children and adults from name calling. And the fact I’m sure Terra has went through a degree of bullying and name calling in her life. But now she calls another member of LWLA crusty (her name is christy) I hope Terra jole reads these comments because I’d love to know how she would feel if anyone ever bullied penny and called her names.
    But being raised by Terra and Joe it will be their kids who do the bullying and name calling. Footnote …eating placenta would give me depression from eating something so nasty