NEWS

Kim Kardashian Is Eating Her Own Placenta to Avoid Postpartum Depression

by Antoinette Bueno 1:04 PM PST, December 14, 2015
Playing Kim Kardashian Is Eating Her Own Placenta to Avoid Postpartum Depression

Kim Kardashian is all about eating her own placenta if it helps stave off getting "the baby blues."

In a new post on the 35-year-old reality star's app, Kim shares that she's having her placenta freeze-dried and made into a pill form. Kim gave birth to her son with husband Kanye West, Saint West, on Dec. 5.

"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!" Kim explains. "So I thought, why not try it? What do I have to lose?"

WATCH: Kirsten Dunst Has No Idea Who Saint West Is

"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," she adds.

Kim says that she could not have been happier with the results when she first ate her placenta after giving birth to her now 2-year-old daughter, North West, in June 2013.

"I had great results and felt so energized and didn't have any signs of depression!" Kim writes. "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!"

This, of course, isn't the first time Kim has talked about eating her own placenta. In an August 2013 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she mulled over the idea during a family dinner, while she was still pregnant with North.

"This is such a beautiful dinner, I just lost my appetite. ... That is the most disgusting thing I've ever heard," her mother, Kris Jenner, cracked.

"I think everyone is just being really weird and close-minded. Except for Kourtney, she gets it," Kim said at the time.

The reality superstar isn't the first celebrity to be open about eating her placenta. Mad Men actress January said she took placenta pills after the birth of her son, Xander Dane, in September 2011, and former Girls Next Door star Holly Madison said she was planning on taking placenta pills after the birth of her daughter, Rainbow Aurora, in March 2013.

WATCH: Kim Kardashian Tweets About Breastfeeding and Plans to Donate 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Charity

Thankfully, Kim is now healthy and happy after giving birth to her second child. Last Wednesday, ET caught up with Kris at The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Women in Entertainment Breakfast, when she dished that her daughter was strong "but a little cranky" while giving birth to Saint. Watch below:

SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE SHARE ON TWITTER TWEET