15 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placenta

15 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placenta
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What are Kim Kardashian, Kailyn Lowry and other celebrity moms eating these days to lose weight, sleep better, regulate their mood, and even increase breast milk production? No, it has nothing to do with chia seeds or coconut water -- not even colonics. (Thank goodness that's over.) Today's celeb moms are eating their own placenta. Don't "ewwww" just yet -- eating placenta might just be something that even a non-celebrity mom might want to try. 

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This isn't a new idea. (And it's not the only unusual thing new parents have been known to do with a placenta after birth. Some moms choose to plant it, cast it into a bookend, or turn it into a healing salve.) But still, eating placenta can elicit some serious reactions from people, from "Gross" to "Best thing I ever did." Which celebrities are taking the charge in this slightly unconventional trend? We've found a few of our favorites who are loud and proud about their passion for placenta. 

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Read through to see which famous moms decided to go Team Placenta ... and what they thought afterward. And who knows? One might even get into the placenta eating spirit herself! 

  • Kim Zolciak

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    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."

  • Holly Madison

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    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

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    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."

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  • January Jones

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    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.

  • Gaby Hoffmann

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    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 s*&% up."

  • Alicia Silverstone

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    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."

  • Mayim Bialik

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    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.

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  • Tamera Mowry

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    Tamera Mowry wasn't the only one to ingest her placenta (liquefied, mixed with brandy, and administered through a dropper) after her son, Aiden, was born. The actress coaxed her twin sister, Tia, to take some, too. The sisterly moment was captured in an episode of their reality show, Tia & Tamera.

  • Kourtney Kardashian

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    Fresh off of delivering baby #3, Kourtney become an avid fan of placentophagy. In fact, she declared that taking her placenta pills was a "life-changing" experience.

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  • Kim Kardashian

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    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.

  • Samantha Bee

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    Apparently, the first female late night TV host encouraged her friend Allana Harkin, the producer of Full Frontal, to eat her placenta after giving birth. "Sam said, 'It might make you a little high ... And I was so high," Harkin recently said in an interview. Funny ladies, those two.

  • Coleen Rooney

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    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.

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  • Natasha Hamilton

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    "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."

  • Padma Lakshmi

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    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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  • Stacy Keibler

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    Of course Stacy has something else to talk about besides what it was like to date George Clooney! The former wrestling star, who's all about organic food and clean living, allegedly took placenta pills after the birth of her daughter.

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