January Jones Eats Her Own Placenta!
I’m going to tell you all a little story. Once upon a time, my Creative Writing professor told our class that after she gave birth to her first child, she admitted that she ate her own placenta for dinner. I’ll allow you guys to let that sink in for a moment.
I think I sat there with what I can only imagine was a horrified expression mixed with a twinge of disgust. She went on to tell us that she saved the placenta from the births of both her sons and froze it. In the family freezer. Like along with their meat and frozen veggies. She said that her husband had also consumed it once or twice due to his curiosity (Side note: I also had her husband as a chemistry professor my freshman year of college, and he was just as, if not MORE, insane than she was). She went on to tell us that “consuming the afterbirth” is a really spiritual and calming activity that helps a mother bond closer with her child. It also provides nutrients and other stuff that you can’t get from other foods.
Nutrients and other junk would not be reason enough for me to eat my own placenta. I’m sorry for all you supporters of this, but I just cannot get this wrapped around my head. I don’t understand, and I probably never will. My mom didn’t eat her own placenta and I turned out pretty well. So I don’t see the necessity in this.
Like my college professor, Mad Men actress January Jones has admitted to doing the same thing. That’s right. Betty Draper eats her own placenta. What do you guys think about all this? She recommends it to all moms and has no shame in her game when it comes to eating her own placenta, but are you grossed out like me? I can’t ever see a woman just taking some placenta out of the freezer and then cooking it with her stew or something. Maybe January just gets it and I don’t. Here are some pictures of January walking around town with her belly. I wonder if in all these photos she’s just thinking about how she’s going to eat her placenta. Little bit of salt? Some seasoning? Yummy.
What do you guys think? Gross? Insanely gross? Or kind of cool? Let us know in the comments!
Katie is finishing up her undergrad at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys wasting hours on Facebook and tweeting things no one cares about. When asked the question, “Do you do marathons?” She promptly responds, “Of course! Which show?” Follow her @KatieGarrity! Or read her personal blog where she talks about Ryan Gosling and hummus a lot here!