Kim Kardashian has eaten her placenta following the birth of her newborn son Saint West in the hope it will prevent postnatal depression.
The reality TV star revealed the news in a blog post on her website titled: “Eating my placenta.”
“I actually thought Kourtney would have soooo done this, but I don’t think she did 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,” the 35-year-old wrote.
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“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, 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.”
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed son Saint West to the world on December 5. He is a little brother to two-year-old North West.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2015