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Chrissy Teigen says eating her placenta alleviated postpartum depression
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In my deepest, darkest post-partum depression, I would have personally never called a phone number. If John or my doctor never reached out, I would have never even known. It really can be a lonely hole. Watch the people you love and don’t be afraid to speak up.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning‘s Rita Braver, Teigen said that eating her placenta after the birth of her second child Miles might have allowed her to avoid postpartum depression.
In the interview special, which airs Friday night, Teigen reveals what she did the second time around to combat depression. Braver jests, “I don’t think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime,” to which Teigen replies: “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.”
There are differing opinions as to whether placenta is beneficial. It is a centuries-old practice, but according to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “the evidence for positive effects of human placentophagy is anecdotal and limited to self-reported surveys.”
Still, it appears to have helped Teigen, and she gave a reason for why she’s been so open about her struggles as a new mom: “I think people on social media are my friends. And I think they deserved to know. I don’t know, is that so weird?”
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.