Chrissy Teigen reveals she ate her placenta to avoid postpartum

2018-09-14 11:15
Chrissy Teigen. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Chrissy Teigen just revealed that she consumed her placenta after welcoming her second child, Miles with husband John Legend, to avoid postpartum depression.

The mom-of-two revealed this in an interview with Rita Braver on CBS.

While researcher and gynecologist at the Medical University of Vienna, Alex Farr believes that placentophagy borders on cannibalism, the Lip Sync Battle host, believes that it was what helped her beat the baby blues. 

"I don't think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime," said Rita during the interview to which Chrissy responded with, "Really? That's not a normal thing? I'm in L.A., it's very normal. They grill it here. You can try some of mine after."

In the interview the mother-of-two also got candid about her body post-child birth and how she is not in a hurry to get back into shape but rather focused on maintaining good health, 

“I really prefer being happy and getting to eat things that I love, still wanting to be healthy,” she said.

“But I just don't care about looking good in a swimsuit anymore. I guess that's the only way to put it.”

This is not the first time a celebrity mother has come out about eating her placenta in an attempt to prevent postpartum depression, in the past reality TV star Kim Kardashian revealed that she had turned her placenta into ‘hormone pills’ after the birth of her second child, Saint West.

According to Medical news today, the consumption of a placenta - which is medically known as placentophagy - can be both beneficial and risky for mothers.

While one of the many benefits of eating placentophagy can be an increase in fertility as well as milk production for some women, placenta consumption can also be a health hazard for both the mother and infant.

Based on a case study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – a mother contracted group B Streptococcus (GBS) which she passed on to her child, after she consumed placenta pills. 

Yay or nay to placenta consumption? We’ll just have to wait see what extensive research conducted on this weird phenomenon will suggest in the future. 

Sources: CBSNews, Parents, Medical news today, CDC, Mediclinic, ScienceDaily

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