U.S. reality star Kim Kardashian has decided to eat her placenta following the birth of her son Saint West in a bid to prevent postpartum depression.
Kanye West's wife began researching the benefits of turning her placenta into pill form before giving birth to the couple's second child earlier this month (Dec15), and admits she was intrigued by stories from other mothers.
"I'm really not this holistic person or someone who would have ever considered eating my placenta," she writes on her website.
"I actually thought (sister) Kourtney would have soooo (sic) done this, but I don't think she did and when I say 'eat my placenta', I mean that I'm having it freeze-dried and made into a pill form - not actually fry it like a steak and eat it (which some people do)."
"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," she continues. "So I thought, 'Why not try it? What do I have to lose?'
"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'. I started researching and read about so many moms who felt this same way and said the overall healing process was so much easier."
And, according to the 35 year old, who struggled throughout her second pregnancy, she's bouncing back from baby faster than she did when she gave birth to daughter North - and she's crediting the placenta pills.
"I had great results and felt so energized and didn't have any signs of depression," she adds. "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!"