Kim Kardashian will eat her placenta, the reality star announced this following the birth of Saint West.
The initial thoughts are somewhat shock and possibly disgust, but apparently the process is somewhat healthy.
Kourtney, Kim’s young sister, who has children with Scott Disick did the same thing. Kourtney famously posted on instagram, “Yummy…PLACENTA pills! No joke…I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup.”
I’m not discussing whether or not they are actually yummy, but the practice come from ancient Chinese medicine. Most non-human mammals engage in the practice. (I would say not eating placenta is what separates us from animals)
Placenta eating emerged as a fad, and a host of celebrities have done it. This includes Holly Madison, January Jones, and Alicia Silverstone. All I have to say to this suggestion is “As if!”
“I had great results and felt so energized and didn’t have any signs of depression!” Kim revealed. “I definitely had to do it again. Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!”
I’d like to point out that twenty years ago women were having babies, not eating anything but ice chips, and everybody was doing a-okay. The practice of eating placenta is not FDA approved, although it doesn’t seem to be harmful. (I am not a medical professional though)
Supposedly, it prevents postpartum depression which is a serious issue. Since the practice is not FDA approved, this is not a proven statistic. Some gynecologist even say that there is absolutely no medical benefit or reason to consume placenta.
Postpartum depression affects about 5-25% of women, the methodology and classification of postpartum makes it a hard statistic to pinpoint. Men also experience this particularly new fathers around the same variable percentage rate.
Postpartum depression is one of the leading causes of infant murder which occurs in about 8 of ever 100,000 births.
While Kim Kardashian is not a controlling authority on anything remotely medical or related to postpartum (actually I can’t thing of any subject I would consider her an authority of), if this is what she needs to stay sane all I can say is to each its own.