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Kim Kardashian Wants to Eat Her Placenta

Not in steak form, of course.

Kim Kardashian isn’t hiding anything after giving birth to son Saint West. The reality star reveals that she wants to eat her placenta as part of the new mom healing process. “So, I'm really not this holistic person or someone who would have ever considered eating my placenta,” she says on her app. "And when I say 'eat my placenta,' I mean that I'm having it freeze-dried and made into a pill form—not actually fry it like a steak and eat it (which some people do, BTW)."

Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians remember that Kim ate her placenta—an organ that develops on the wall of the uterus during pregnancy and provide nutrients to the fetus—after daughter North. "I heard so many stories when I was pregnant with North of moms who never ate their placenta with their first baby and then had postpartum depression," the 35-year-old says. "But then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression! So I thought, why not try it? What do I have to lose?”

Medical experts are skeptical about the miracle benefits of placenta consumption but apparently the pills worked for Kim. She says, "I really didn't want the baby blues and thought I can't go wrong with taking a pill made of my own hormones—made by me, for me. I started researching and read about so many moms who felt this same way and said the overall healing process was so much easier."

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