“Girls” star Gaby Hoffman announced that she ate her own placenta after giving birth to her daughter in December 2014.
Hoffman, who played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed 2014 abortion-themed dramedy “Obvious Child,” has taken the Internet by storm since she admitted having ingested her own placenta after giving birth to her daughter, Rosemary.
Apparently, she’s not a cannibal. She ate that part of her body for health reasons.
“Placenta, placenta, placenta. Just eat that s–t up, and it does a girl good!” she told People Magazine.
The former child actress recently presented her slimmer post-baby form at the “Girls” Season 4 premiere in New York, and she credits the organ that used to house her baby six weeks ago to her body’s swift recovery from childbirth.
Hoffman, who also appears in “Manhattan Romance,” is one of the few celebrities who have claimed to have eaten their placentas, among them Alicia Silverstone, January Jones, Mayim Bialik and Disney twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. According to practitioners of the deed, ingesting placenta can boost energy and ensure a steady milk supply.
The actress claims not to have tasted her own flesh one bit in a process she describes as “no big deal.”
“I made smoothies out of it for three weeks,” Hoffman said of her raw tissue. “I had a home birth, so my midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it, and every day, I put it in a blender with strawberries and blueberries and guava juice and a banana, and I drank that s–t up.”
The age-old practice of eating one’s own afterbirth, whether raw or freeze dried and encapsulated, is said to help new mothers regain their strength by giving them additional vigor and to stimulate milk production. It is also touted to help fight against postpartum depression.
Here’s a video about the benefits of eating placenta here:
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