In a new blog post, published on 14 December, Kim Kardashian revealed that she has decided to eat her placenta following the birth of her son Saint West in a bid to prevent postpartum depression. One would think of this as a perfect setting to advertise a practice or a product which should be shared. It's also partly true but not precisely enough. Read on.
If you are thinking what we thought initially, you are wrong. She did not actually swallow the placenta in its raw form, instead, she made pills, purple in colour, of her placenta — she freeze-dried the placenta and added it to the pill.
"I really didn't want the baby blues and thought I can't go wrong with taking a pill made of my own hormones—made by me, for me," the reality star was quoted as saying by The US Magazine.
This is not the first time Kardashian has endorsed controversial medical aids for mothers.
Following the announcement of her second pregnancy in May, Kardashian started using this 'morning sickness pill' and even endorsed it on social media. But she was prompted to post a "#CorrectiveAd" on Instagram, after the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that her endorsement was not accurate, reported The Mirror.
"I had great results and felt so energized and didn't have any signs of depression," she told Shm. "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!"
The logic behind the act was to avoid postpartum depression. However, a recent study published in the periodical Archives of Women's Mental Health found eating a baby's placenta does not stop depression in new mothers or increase energy levels.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2015
Updated Date: Dec 15, 2015 18:11:44 IST