New Mom Kim Kardashian revealed on her website that she had her son’s placenta made into pills which she takes daily in order to help ward off postpartum depression.
The 35-year-old mother-of-two opened up on her app about the placenta-eating process and why she decided to do it. She also shared a bottle of the pills on her website and wrote:
“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,” Kim wrote.
“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).”
This, of course, won’t be the first time Kim consumed placenta. She did the same thing after giving birth to North West.
“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,” she explained.
“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 continues, “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 reality superstar isn’t the first celebrity to be open about eating her placenta. 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 revealed. “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!”
Kim gave birth to Saint on Dec. 5, revealing his name a few days later and so far things have been great for the newborn.