January Jones, 35, one of the stars of AMC’s “Mad Men”, addressed rumors and criticism over her admission last year that she ate her placenta after her son, Xander, was born in Sept. 2011.
In the latest issue of Glamour U.K., Jones says that the controversy got out of control. Jones said that she regrets even divulging the information and says the practice is not nearly as freaky as people have made it out to be.
Jones said she actually had her placenta dehydrated and put in encapsulated form, so she just swallowed it like a pill.
Jones went on to say, “[I]t’s not gross or witch-crafty. Nor am I putting it in a shake or eating it raw.”
Jones claims that consuming your placenta after birth has been shown to reduce postpartum depression and fatigue. Jones argues the practice is “very civilized” and recommends it to expecting moms, saying that she was never depressed or sad after Xander was born, so it must work!
Former “Girls Next Door” playmate, Holly Madison, who is due at the beginning of March is heeding that advice as well. Madison announced this week that she will be gulping her placenta down via pill form to facilitate postpartum recovery. Apparently it’s the trendy thing to do in Hollywood.