If you weren’t already forking out the cash for Kim Kardashian’s website, then this recent revelation may change your ways. The reality TV star has taken to her personal online platform to share her placenta plans with us all, explaining that she’ll be ingesting the stuff in pill form, down the hatch.
Although Kim admits she wouldn’t have “ever considered” eating this organ before, she explains that she’ll be encapsulating her placenta in the hopes of tackling postpartum depression, following her delivery of Saint 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, but then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression!” she said on her personal site (via Refinery29).
“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,” she continued.
The act of eating your placenta, otherwise known as placentophagy, isn’t a completely unusual practice these days. Heck, even Gaby Hoffman blended hers into a smoothie. But while it definitely is becoming more popular, studies are showing that there is no “good data” either for or against ingesting placenta.
But hey, who needs proof when we’ve got Kimmy K? She’s evidence enough, right? “Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good,” the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said. “I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!”
We think we’ll just take her word for it.