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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Ate Their Placenta

Placentophagy (from ‘placenta’ + Greek φαγειν, to eat; also referred to as placentophagia) is the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth.

Human placentophagy is not a new practice. Although, until now, it has not been a very common practice amongst Western Culture. As of recently, this topic has been all over the internet, magazines, and even the news. The attention the media has given to this topic has sparked somewhat of a revival of human placentophagy. 

The popularity in this postpartum trend has been heavily influenced by Hollywood celebrities who consumed their placentas. 

Below is a list of celebrity moms who bit the bullet (and by that we mean, swallowed the encapsulated, placenta-filled bullet) and consumed their own placentas.

Kourtney Kardashian

On a 2013 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney and sister Kim prank their family into eating a placenta for Sunday dinner. Since this episode aired, the mother of three has been very open about consuming her placentas. On January 10th, Kourtney posted this picture of her encapsulated placenta on instagram.

“Yummy…PLACENTA pills! No joke…I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup.” 

Mayim Bialik

This Big Bang Theory actress and attachment parenting activist wrote a very popular blog post called ‘You’re Not Gross’ that defended fellow Hollywood actresses Alicia Silverstone and January Jones’sdecisions to consume their placentas. In the blog post 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.

Tamera Mowry …and Tia Mowry

Tamera Mowry consumed her placenta after the birth of her son, Aiden. The method of consumption? Liquified placenta, mixed with brandy, and administered through a dropper. Tamera, along with her twin sister, Tia, pulled a bizarre stunt for the season finale of the Tia & Tamera reality show. Tamera dropped some of her ‘placenta cocktail’ onto her sister Tias tongue. ‘I was really, really surprised that it tasted pretty good mixed with a little bit of alcohol,’ Tia wrote on her blog. ‘It was definitely Tamera paying me back for making her taste my breast milk.’

Placentophagy has proven to be tremendously beneficial to the women. Please take a moment and read through some of Northeast Doula’s frequently asked questions and answers to decide if our placenta encapsulation service is for you. 

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