Kim Kardashian West has revealed that she is not letting her placenta go to waste after the birth of her son, Saint West.
The 35-year-old mother of two, who gave birth for the second time on December 5, revealed on her website and app (which are produced by mom.me parent company Whalerock Industries) that she will be eating her afterbirth—but not how you might imagine.
"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)," she writes on her site.
Her reasoning, she shares, is that she wants to avoid postpartum depression. While it hasn't been proven that "placentophagy" results in decreased instances of PPD, West asked, "What do I have to lose?"
"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," she writes.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star does say she feels "a surge of energy" after each pill and would even recommend it to new moms.