Seriously…yes, you read that right.
Kim Kardashian plans to eat her placenta following the birth of her new baby boy, Saint West, on December 5th. She revealed the news on Monday via her app, saying this:
“So, I’m really not this holistic person or someone who would have ever considered eating my placenta. I actually thought Kourtney would have soooo done this, but I don’t think she did… And when I say ‘eat my placenta,’ I mean that I’m having it freeze-dried and made into a pill form—not actually fry it like a steak and eat it (which some people do, BTW).”
But according to E! Online, this won’t be the first time she’s consumed her own placenta. Kim did the same thing after giving birth to North West. And it’s typically done in order to help prevent postpartum depression.
“I heard so many stories when I was pregnant with North of moms who never ate their placenta with their first baby and then had postpartum depression. But then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression! So I thought, why not try it? What do I have to lose?
She also said this:
“I really didn’t want the baby blues and thought I can’t go wrong with taking a pill made of my own hormones—made by me, for me. I started researching and read about so many moms who felt this same way and said the overall healing process was so much easier.”
Several celebrity moms, including January Jones and Kim Zolciak, have opened up publicly about the benefits of consuming their placenta. Thus, Kim decided to join them and the results were just as positive.
“I had great results and felt so energized and didn’t have any signs of depression!” Kim said. “I definitely had to do it again. Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!”
So…. would you do it?