Hilary Duff casually dropped how she drank a placenta smoothie after giving birth to daughter, Banks, and to this day, she is “still repulsed by it.”
Hilary revealed the story on Whitney Cummings‘ Good for You podcast after joking: “This is a whole conversation, maybe for the other podcast. Do you have one of those?”
And after Hilary gave birth, her midwives created a placenta smoothie for her.
“So I had a home birth, and my midwives — I call them ‘the Witches’ — they’re pretty, like, hippie-dippie, a little different thinking,” she shared.
Hilary explained the nutritional value of it, sharing: “They say that it stops your body from hemorrhaging after you have a baby. They say that it gives you all kinds of energy and nutrients and [it] helps balance your hormones and stuff like that.”
She added, “But [the midwives] were like, usually moms will put a tiny piece of it in a smoothie.”
And when asked if she thought it worked, Hilary clarified, “I didn’t eat the whole thing.”
She “literally could not taste it,” since it was mixed with “strawberries and berries and bananas.”
“And I’m still completely repulsed by it,” she said, later adding of her placenta, “I saw that thing — it looked gnar.”
But, despite it looking gross, Hilary shared how she believes it was amazing she was able to experience it.
“I know it sounds gross, but it’s so badass a woman can grow a temporary organ. And then you can eat it!”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.