January Jones eats her own placenta

2012-03-26 15:06
Los Angeles - January Jones is eating her own placenta.

The Mad Men star gave birth to son Xander last September and admits she has been dining on the ephemeral organ - which connects a baby to their mother while they are in the womb and delivered after the birth - in capsule form ever since.

When asked how she copes with being a working mother, January told People magazine: "I have a great doula (birthing coach) who makes sure I'm eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation.

'It's not witch-crafty'

"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.

"It's not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!"

January - who refuses to name Xander's father - went back to work soon after her son's birth but was grateful he was able to come to the Mad Men set with her.

She said: "I think I went back to set six or seven weeks after, so he was really little. I had the baby and the baby nurse in their own room so I could go back and feed him every two hours.

"If I felt like he needed me, or if he needed to eat, or even if I just needed a squeeze because I was having separation issues, I would go back and see him. It was such a blessing that I wasn't separated from him."


  • Jako - 2012-03-26 15:43

    excuse me, what?

  • Khangwe - 2012-03-26 16:07

    This is what happens when a society misplaces God (Jehovah), no moral compass, no definition of who we are. We lose our humanity and cannot differentiate ourselves from other animals. Just like Darwin and Dawkins would have us believe...What next, eat our young?

  • lmapheto - 2012-03-26 16:09

    Scientific cannibalism...blasphemy

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-26 16:12

    Scientology much?

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-03-26 20:36

    Just guddamn wierd, is what this is.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-03-26 21:44

    What swagg is this? Do you see what science has people doing? The dumbest "logic" ever, we the only mamals who : wear clothes, use computers, drive cars, fly without wings so should we stop on the account that others aren't doing it? Surely at some point these things shouldn't sound so docted.

  • fall.like.leaves - 2012-03-26 23:29

    I'm not sure I read this right. If I did... that's just downright f***ing disgusting.

  • Maemarous - 2012-03-27 12:44

    That's downright cannibalism, why don't you eat the kid woman! OMG its so SINFUL! How disgusting!

  • gideon.rossouw - 2012-03-27 15:22

    I have heard that this was common practice in parts of England in centuries past - good source of nutrients which the mother needs after giving birth. Of course it has a real YUCK factor!

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