There comes a time in many women’s pregnancies when they wonder, Should I save my placenta? To some, it seems like an arcane practice reserved for the very woo-woo, but as this pregnant editor can confirm, a growing number of women are having their placentas turned into capsules or powder post-birth. The practice is purported to help the postnatal body heal and to ward off postpartum depression, but is it worth it?
When PureWow recently spoke with Hilary Duff (who is currently partnering with Zicam), she got extremely candid about whether or not the decision was right for her.
First, the 32-year-old mom of two cleared up the misinformation that she drank her placenta “and it was delightful.” She joked, “That makes me sound really weird—that was not the case.”
She opened up about what led her to consider alternative healing after her pregnancy with her now 1-year-old daughter, Banks, saying, “I went with a natural birth, and that’s not for everyone, so I’m definitely not a preacher or anything. I had full drugs with my son in a hospital the first time and I had a great experience. But with this one, I just wanted something different and I wanted to see if I could do it.”