We all know Kim Kardashian and her clan are no stranger to shocking news. So when it came out that the reality star is talking about eating her own placenta after the birth of her son, Saint West, we knew with Kim anything is game.
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The announcement was made in her app, and it might not come as a shocker because based on the outrageous things Kim has done before, this one seems a little subtle. Well, it’s not like the placenta will be consumed directly. It will be converted to pills after being freeze-dried and consumed orally.
Kim actually did this during her first pregnancy with North West. The practice is supposed to prevent postpartum depression, a condition that affects a considerable number of women in the United States and the rest of the world. The mom of two decided to apply the practice once more in fear that she won’t get to enjoy the birth of her new son.
Kim shares, “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.”
The practice does not have any known benefits as Dr. Iffath Hoskins, a gynecologist at New York University Langone Medical Center, explained to the Daily News early this year.
Placenta contains proteins and healthy fats. They are mostly recommended for animals such as dogs in order to reduce labor pain, but there has been no previous study conducted on humans. Women have however reported of better breastmilk flow and higher energy levels after observing the practice.
Powerhouse couple Kim and Kanye West welcomed their son Saint West last December 5. So far, his doting parents can’t help but marvel at how much their family has grown. We can’t be sure of this, but maybe Kim can credit her good mood to the results of her alternative medicine.
She isn’t alone from the celebrity spectrum. Celebrity moms Gaby Hoffman, January Jones, and co-reality star mom Kim Zolciak are believed to have tried and enjoyed the “benefits” of taking their own placenta.
For Kim, the results seem to be fine. “I had great results and felt so energized and didn’t have any signs of depression!” she gushed on her site. “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!”