Kim Kardashian Tweeted Pictures of Her ‘Amazing’ Placenta, Then She Ate It
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Here is Kim Kardashian’s Amazing Placenta in all is encapsulated glory. (Is it just me, or does Kim Kardashian and Her Amazing Placenta sound like the title of the world’s worst children’s book?) As with everything in her life, Kardashian’s placenta has been polished up and posted on the Internet for our edification.
After the birth of her second child–a boy named Saint who is certainly adorable and whom I am not to proud to admit that I am waiting desperately for pictures of–Kardashian decided that she was going to try eating her placenta to see if it could prevent the postpartum malaise she described experiencing after the birth of her daughter, North.
Placenta-eating is very trendy right now, but one does tend to associate it with crunchy types who go all organic and have home births and avoid toxins, and that’s not really Kardashian’s jam. She’s more the type that gets Botox on television, but she decided to do it anyway.
“So, I’m really not this holistic person or someone who would have ever considered eating my placenta,” Kardashian wrote, according to Refinery29.Â “I heard so many stories when I was pregnant with North of moms who never ate their placenta with their first baby and then had postpartum depression, but then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression!”
Thanks to the anecdotes of her fellow pregnant ladies, Kardashian said she decided to have her placenta encapsulated, for which we should all be particularly thankful. She is a Kardashian, after all, and if she’d decided to eat the placenta whole like Daenerys Targaryen chowing down on a stallion’s heart, the world would have had a front-row seat to the whole thing.
Kardashian loves her placenta and says she recommends it to everyone.
“Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good,” she wrote.Â “I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!”
Love her or hate her, Kardashian is a big influencer for millions of people, so placenta-eating is probably about to experience a dramatic spike thanks to her endorsement. That’s fine. There’s not actually any good evidence for eating one’s placenta, but it’s not going to hurt you, so this is one of those “you do you” situations. Just please don’t post pictures of the bloody thing all over Facebook.