'Playboy' Model Holly Madison Plans to Eat Her Placenta & The Thought Alone Makes Me Gag

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placenta pillsUgh. Barf. Playboy model Holly Madison is planning on eating her placenta after her baby arrives -- a trend that I just can't seem to stomach no matter how hard I try.

She announced her postpartum snack plans on her blog by saying, "This might sound gross, but I'm totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth."

Um, it doesn't just sound gross -- it IS gross. Like beyond gross. But Holly is under the impression that it makes you recover faster after giving birth, so she's all about popping placenta pills.

And she's not the first celeb to hop on this bandwagon.

Actress January Jones is a placenta eater too, and she felt so great after consuming hers, she even recommends taking placenta capsules to all pregnant women. She claims she was "never sad or down" after baby Xander was born, and yep, you guessed it -- she's giving all the credit to her placenta.

OMG. Please tell me I'm not the only one who just can't get past the weird factor of taking placenta pills!

Ok, so I guess it's way less disgusting than eating it raw right after it comes out of your vag.

But then again, it comes out of your vag regardless. I don't care if you eat it like a steak or swallow its contents in pill form -- your placenta COMES OUT OF YOUR VAG, for crying out loud.

I'm sorry, but I just can't seem to get past that tiny (yet very significant) detail.

I won't lie, I had a little bit of the post-baby blues going on after I had my son. But you know what? I got through it just fine -- and there's no way in hell I would've ever considered ingesting my own placenta in the hopes of putting a smile on my face during those grueling first few weeks. And come to think of it, if I had gone over to the wacky side and decided to eat my placenta, it wouldn't have even been an option for me. I spiked a fever during my delivery, and they immediately sent my placenta off to the lab to try and figure out why. (And they never did come to a conclusion, but that's beside the point.)

Bottom line -- placenta eating = gross and bizarre. But if Holly wants to eat something that came out of her vag, more power to her.

Would you consider eating your placenta?


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coupo... coupon_ash_back

Eh, not a big deal to me. I never did but there are benefits and I don't put others down for doing so. Lots of mammals eat placenta.

linzemae linzemae

Placenta encapsulation is becoming more popular. it helps balance your hormones. To each their own! 

nonmember avatar K

I don't know enough about eating placenta to argue against it, but personally I see it as waste. Your body spits it out for a reason. But hey, to each their own. If you want to, go for it.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Bottom line -- stir writers = immature and simple minded.

BlueJane BlueJane

Gah! Get over it. It's a frickin' pill. And it's healthy. She's not eating it raw or even frying it up.

RoseL... RoseLiMom

yucka, no thank you

Zenia6 Zenia6

Those of us who suffered from PPD rather than "A little bit of baby blues", anything that might/will help is fair game. And really you kiss that baby that "came of out your vag!!!!" with no problems. Get over it!

nonmember avatar Elizabeth

This whole article makes me sad. I plan on doing placenta encapsulation after I have my baby this summer! It's not like I'm sitting around enjoying the flavor of my placenta! Have you heard where artificial raspberry flavoring comes from? Has that stopped you from eating that?? (It's an extraction from a beaver's anal glands btw...)

nonmember avatar Jayda

Umm last I checked our baby come out of our "vag" before the placenta does so does kissing our vaginal birthed babies completely and totally gross you out also??? Grow up!!! I think the stir needs some new and mature writers!!!!

nonmember avatar jen

I knew who the writer of this was just by the title. Mary is an absolute idiot and has the maturity of a teenager by the looks of her writing. "Like beyond gross", "came out of her vag". Hey Mary guess what you don't need to put down others and degrade their choices just because you don't agree with them. You really are an absolute idiot and I truly wish the stir would can your ignorant ass.

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