15 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placenta

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  • 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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