Christine Diane Teigen who is an American model and author thinks that eating her placenta stopped her from suffering post-partum depression.
The Lip Sync Battle star has been open about her struggle with the condition after the birth of her daughter Luna two years ago and she believes that she has avoided the mental health disorder since having son Miles in May this year because she consumed the afterbirth.
In a new preview of her upcoming interview with Rita Braver for CBS Sunday Morning’s 40th anniversary primetime special (airing September 14), Teigen theorized why she was spared the pain of PPD this time around.
“It sounds ridiculous, but people have this belief that if you eat your placenta, it gets all those nutrients that you lost when you were pregnant, rather than just losing them immediately and losing that rush of endorphins,” she said.
“By taking these dry placenta pills, you can kind of keep this energy up and be weaned off that feeling more. And I didn’t do that with Luna so…I remember looking back and being like, ‘I shoulda ate my placenta!’
When Braver said she didn’t think the cookbook author could include placenta as an ingredient in her cooking demonstration on the special, Teigen joked,
“Really?! That’s not a normal thing? I’m in L.A., it’s very normal — they grill it here.”