Kim Kardashian opens up about eating her newborn daughter's placenta
Kim Kardashian just recently gave birth to little Saint West, and to keep herself healthy, she has had her placenta converted to pill form.
“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,” she explained on her website. “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).”
Kardashian went on to explain that she had done this with 2013 with the birth of North West as well, as part of a bid to try to avoid complications of 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,” she said. “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?
“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.”