Holly Madison Wants Her 'Placenta Turned Into Pills'

"I heard it helps women recover faster," the expectant mom quips on her CB! blog.

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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!"

And Madison will be in good company should she try this remedy.

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.

She added, “It’s not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!"

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.

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  • careberry1971

    actually there is more research to suggest the heatlth benefits, and i know from my info on hand, and as a doula that the people i have met who have ingested it have huge benefits, like increased milk production, iron levels returning, making yourself not as exhausted and the best part is helping to curb PPD. So whether you agree or not, stating that it is full of toxins in wrong as it is sterilized and cleaned, and when at a hospital all you do is breathe in toxins. They are everywhere. if you end up having your baby quickly and you are hemoraging, then what you need to do is eat just a small bit so you don't die. midwives have known this forever, and every culture but the North American culture does it, we are the ones who think we know more than history. I just hope you have time to research all their is about birth, and then if you are uncomfortable that is fine, at least you made an informed decision, and to learn about birth in North America, watch The Business of Being Born, it may shock you. I am happy for you and baby and that you are not comfortable with it, i never had the option and i sure wish i did. Please make sure you have tons of support for you and baby now, during labour and also after and enjoy your little bundle that will soon be here

  • hotwasabi21

    No, I wouldn't. I'm currently pregnant, and I heard of the trend from January Jones, but I've read it doesn't have any health benefits- in fact, your placenta is full of toxins that are filtered from going to your baby, so I don't know why you'd want to ingest it!