In a bid to stave off Post-partum depression after the birth of Saint West, Kim K has decided to eat her placenta. The 35-year-old reality star and mother-of-two opened up on her app about the process and why she decided to do it. Kim wrote in her post titled Eating My Placenta.
“So, I’m really not this holistic person or someone who would have ever considered eating my placenta. 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).
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 says she is consuming her placenta in the form of dark purple pills.
“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.”
According to The Independent: Placentophagy, or eating placenta, is becoming something of a growing trend with Kourtney Kardashian and the actress January Jones both praising its reported effects. Those who eat placenta claim it contains nutrients usually passed between mother and foetus during pregnancy and can also aid milk production.
Women (and some men) consume the placenta in a number of ways: by making a smoothie within hours after giving birth, by placing a piece of it in their gums, or by having it dried and made into pills to be taken each day.
I think the pills are probably the best way to go.
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