We've heard plenty of stories about women ingesting their placenta in one way or another after birth, whether it be eating it raw or taking it in capsule form. But now it looks as though there's yet another way to get your afterbirth-eatin' on post-delivery -- and it comes in the form of a placenta smoothie.
Yes, for reals.
Former America's Next Top Model star Lisa D'Amato just welcomed a baby boy. She shared this photo of two of her friends enjoying what resembles a berry smoothie, which she hints contains her placenta as one of the ingredients.
Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me?
She captioned the pic with: "Placenta smoothie party w/@joaniedodds @spraguetheleg who's next?!?!"
(Please let this be a joke.)
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A placenta smoothie party, huh? How exactly does that work? Do you just bust out the blender and go for it? Sheesh. What's next -- a delivery room happy hour complete with fresh hors d'oeuvres straight from the "oven"? (Sorry. I couldn't resist.)
Ok, so I get that there are some new moms who firmly believe that ingesting their placenta will provide them with an energy boost like they've never had before. And that's fine. Really. I have no issue with moms eating their placentas if that's what they want to do. (To each her own, right?)
But for the love of GOD -- would you ever "drink" someone else's placenta?!? I mean, I love my friends and all, but I'm not about to suck back something that just came out of their vag. (Gross, yes -- but that's the reality of what they're doing.)
Ugh. I know being all natural and healthy and earthy and stepping outside of the box a bit is all the rage, but placenta smoothies? Really?!?
I'm sorry, but I just can't get on board with this one. And I'm really hoping it doesn't become some sort of new trend (you know it will) -- otherwise, it might be difficult to ever look at a smoothie the same way again. (Gag.)
Would you drink your placenta in smoothie form?
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