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Kim Kardashian Ate Her Placenta After Giving Birth, And Now, Khloe Plans To Do The Same

Date March 1, 2018 10:19

Some women are choosing to eat their placentas after childbirth, and from the look of things, the Kardashians are firm believers in all the great benefits that this promises.

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Khloe's revelation

During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired this past weekend, a pregnant Khloe told her sister Kim that she will be eating her placenta after her baby is born.

"I'm going to be eating it in pills," she said to Kim.

During the conversation, Kim revealed what her own experience was like.

My placenta was like double the size, it was really oddly big, so she gave me two jars.

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If you have never heard of this idea before, you may be feeling a little bit confused right now.

It is believed that eating your placenta after childbirth can help battle a number of postpartum health issues, including depression. There are also those who believe it helps improve milk supply, so nursing mothers can enjoy the benefits too.

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According to WebMD, the placenta does contain some proteins and fats that are known to be beneficial. They, however, pointed out that there is yet to be conclusive proof that ingesting it is a necessity.

A pregnant Khloe

While her little sister Kylie chose to keep her whole pregnancy a secret, Khloe has been pretty open with her journey to motherhood. She constantly shares gorgeous pictures of her baby bump, and fans are always happy to see how well she's progressing.

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My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! ❤️❤️❤️

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Other celebs who ate their placentas

The Kardashians are not the only one on the placenta-benefit train. Other celeb moms, such as January Jones, Tamara and Tia Mowry, Mayim Bialik, Holly Madison, and Kim Zolciak, did the same.

As expected, most of these women have received some flack for choosing to do this, but they are pretty confident in their decision. Bialik once defended her decision in a blog post, saying:

Human beings are the only mammals that have chosen to not routinely ingest their placenta, which is consumed by every other mammal for its protein and iron-rich properties that are critical in helping the mother's body recuperate after giving birth. End of story.

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Well, all we have to say on the matter is to each her own. Will you consider ingesting your placenta after childbirth? Share your views below.

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