Holly Madison Wants Her 'Placenta Turned Into Pills'
"I heard it helps women recover faster," the expectant mom quips on her CB! blog.
Holly Madison has big plans for the arrival of her new daughter, including ingesting her own placenta after giving birth to her baby.
In a post written on her Celebuzz blog Wednesday, the 33-year-old former The Girls Next Door star mused about the hotly-debated trend for new mothers.
"This might sound gross, but I’m totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth," she wrote.
"I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!"
Last year, Mad Men actress January Jones spoke openly about consuming her own placenta after welcoming her son, Xander.
"I have a great doula who makes sure I’m eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsules,” she said. "Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins. It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas.”
Jones, 30, said that she takes the pill daily, or whenever she's feeling a bit tired.
In lieu of this parental practice hitting Hollywood, we spoke with parenting expert Dr. Michelle Golland, who confirmed that there are benefits to mothers eating their own placentas after childbirth.
"The fact is, we know that it is a healthy thing to do," she told us. "We know a lot more now, and we do things — like freezing stem cells after birth — that can save the child’s life."
Other celebrities who've also tried placenta include actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry, who infamously documented their taste test on an episode of Tia & Tamera, as seen in the video below.
What do you make of placenta pills? Would you ever try it? Let us know in the comments.