Chrissy Teigen Says Eating Her Placenta Helped Ward Off Post Natal Depression
Chrissy Teigen has never been shy about tackling the real issues of parenthood. The celebrity mum of two has shared pretty much everything there is to share when it comes to her pregnancies and raising her adorable kids.
It’s her relatable posts and self depreciating humour that’s made her a favourite celeb mum to watch and follow. Teigen and husband John Legend have become relationship goals for couples around the world!
It should come as no surprise then that Teigen decided to share some rather intimate and squeamish news with her fans recently. Speaking on primetime TV, Teigen revealed she eats her own placenta after childbirth saying she believes it may have helped ward off post natal depression for her.
“I don’t think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime,” Rita Braver of Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday said to Teigen after her admission.
“Really? That’s not a normal thing? I’m in LA. It’s very normal,” the mum of two playfully said. “They grill it here. You can try some of mine after.”
Clearly Teigen didn’t say everyone should eat their own placentas, she was merely sharing her own experience in the matter. However this didn’t stop people from writing in to voice their disgust in Teigen’s practices.
Call me crazy, but I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to eat pieces of human beings or things that come out of human beings. pic.twitter.com/Cbwe4fSGQL
— ♕PhoenixxDown♕ (@JenWoods1) September 13, 2018
Some fans though, saw this as just another mum giving her view on something which, although unusual, is very common in some places around the world. In fact there are numerous companies that specialise in turning a woman’s placenta into easy to swallow capsules. The nutrients in the placenta are thought to benefit the mother by replenishing lost vitamins. Some mums like Teiegn, even claim it helped them with post natal depression.
What do you think? Have you eaten your own placenta after childbirth or would even consider doing so?