Actress January Jones, AKA Betty Draper on “Mad Men,” returned to work just seven weeks after the birth of her son and was having a hard time keeping up her energy. So she started eating her own placenta to help, according to People magazine.
“Jones explained that her doula — otherwise known as a labor coach — prescribed her a remedy to help her get through the long hours.”
“ ‘I have a great doula who makes sure I’m eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation,” she told the magazine, explaining that the process involves the placenta getting “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,’ she insisted. ‘It’s not witchcrafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!’ ”
I guess I have heard of people eating placentas but what I have heard more of is people planting the placenta in their yards by a tree for the baby or keeping it in their freezers. I get that it would fertilize the tree. I don’t why they’re keeping it in the freezer.
So what do you think: Would you eat your own placenta? What about dehydrated and in the form of a vitamin? Have you heard of people eating their placentas? What have you heard of people doing with their placentas? What did you do with yours?
How did you keep your energy up after having the baby?
(Sorry for a second “Mad Men” mention but this is really about eating the placenta and not the show.)