15 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placenta

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As if the nine plus month process of growing a human life inside of you then giving birth wasn't enough, you're then faced with the choice of what to do with your afterbirth. You can leave it to the medical staff to dispose of it, go for the traditional option of burial, or you can follow in the footsteps of celebrities who ate their placentas. Plenty of moms who aren't in the spotlight do this, too, but it seems the trend has skyrocketed in popularity recently.

Since, as with most things, there's really no right or wrong way to go about dealing with it, the moms who choose to consume their placenta try many different ways — from encapsulating it in pill form to making it into a smoothie and even eating it on a pizza. Though scientists still don't have firm data for or against the practice, this trend doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Check out these celebrities who ate their placentas. 👇

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January Jones

January Jones jumped on the placenta bandwagon after her son, Xander Dane, was born. The Mad Men star swore that taking the dried placenta capsules gave her more energy.

Alicia Silverstone

The beloved Clueless actress and author of attachment parenting book The Kind Mama ate her dried, ground-up placenta in daily capsules after her son, Bear Blue, was born in 2011. The pills had such a profound impact on her mood that Alicia's husband, Christopher Jarecki, began calling them her "happy pills."

Holly Madison

In 2013, after giving birth to her daughter, Rainbow, Playboy model Holly Madison announced on her blog, "This might sound gross but I'm totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth."

Kailyn Lowry

After her second son, Lincoln, was born, Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry dried out her placenta, then put it into capsules that she took daily. She credits her placenta-pill-popping with staving off postpartum depression and helping her sleep better. "I'm not a cannibal," she told The Stir. "It's like a vitamin."

Kim Zolciak

After giving birth to twins Kaia Rose and Kane Ren, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak didn't just drink a placenta smoothie. She asked her husband, Kroy Biermann, to do the same. Or, well, "ask" might be pushing it. Kim's exact words, as captured on her spin-off show, Don't Be Tardy: "You are drinking the f*&%ing smoothie, Kroy." 🙊

Natasha Hamilton

"If it was me chopping up my placenta and eating it, I would be violently ill," this UK pop star said in an interview after the birth of her fourth kiddo. "But I had it made into pills, it cost me £175 [about $252] and it was the best money I ever spent."

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the attachment parenting book Beyond the Sling, came to Alicia Silverstone and January Jones's defense when they were slammed for eating their placentas. In a blog post called "You're Not Gross!" Mayim admitted she, too, had eaten her placenta in capsule form. "It's good for mammals to eat the placenta and we evolved for that purpose," she wrote.

Gaby Hoffmann

Gaby Hoffmann's recipe for placenta smoothies, which she ate for three weeks after her daughter, Rosemary, arrived: Raw placenta (frozen), strawberries, banana, blueberries, and guava juice. Blend, then according to the Girls star, "drink that sh.t up."

Kourtney Kardashian

Fresh off of delivering her third baby, Kourtney became an avid fan of placentophagy. In fact, she declared that taking her placenta pills was a "life-changing" experience.

Kim Kardashian

After Saint West was born, Kim K. admitted that she was eating her placenta, too, but after it had been freeze-dried and put in pill form -- "not actually fry[ing] it up like a steak and eating it like some people do," she clarified.

Magdalena Roze

TV presenter and blogger Magdalena Roze, 33, follows in Kim Kardashian's footsteps and eats her placenta after giving birth to her first child. She went on: "Placentas are very rich in iron, an array of essential hormones that help increase milk supply, cortisone to combat stress and healing vitamins and chemicals that reduce inflammation and bleeding and boost the immune system."

Coleen Rooney

After the famous wife of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney gave birth to her third child, she sent the placenta off to a professional UK company called Placenta Plus. There, Coleen's placenta was cleaned, checked for abnormalities, sliced up, dehydrated, and ground down into a fine powder which was then put into capsules and sent back to her. In case you were wondering.

Padma Lakshmi

The Top Chef host wrote in her memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate, that she was "quite proud" of eating her placenta. "I felt self-reliant and earthy, but of course I had not been the one standing there at the stove watching my flesh boil." Um, yeah. Us, too.

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