Deciding they wanted to enjoy the health benefits associated with consuming their own placenta, these 5 star moms have all decided to preserve theirs, turning it into pills or freezing it to add it into smoothies. Opening up on the difference they believe it made and why they’ve opted to try it out, these stars have commented on eating their own placenta after giving birth.
Alicia says she received her placenta pills as a gift and loved them: “Someone gifted me my placenta in the form of a pill. They encapsulate it.And I have to tell you that I really loved it. I got to the point that my husband said, ‘Did you have your happy pills today? And I was really sad when they were gone. It really helped me.”
Gaby froze her placenta and added it to daily smoothies: “Placenta, placenta, placenta. Just eat that s— up, and it does a girl good! You don’t taste [it]. I made smoothies out of it for three weeks. I had a home birth, so my midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a blender with strawberries and blueberries and guava juice and a banana, and I drank that s— up.”
Before giving birth to her daughter Rainbow, Holly commented that she plans to turn her placenta into pills: “This might sound gross but I’m totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth.”
January consumed her placenta and says it can help with depression: “It’s not gross or witchcrafty. Nor am I putting it in a shake or eating it raw. It’s a very civilised thing that can help women with depression or fatigue. I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I’d highly suggest it to any pregnant woman.”
Kim wanted to try her placenta after hearing so many positive stories: “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. 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?”