Hilary Duff Describes Drinking Her Placenta

After giving birth to her daughter, Hilary downed a placenta smoothie

By Marilyn Nelson on November 9, 2018
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If the thought of drinking  your placenta freaks you out, Hilary Duff felt the same way.

Last month Hilary gave birth to her daughter Banks Violet Bair at home with a drug-free water birth. The Lizzie McQuire alum shared the experience during an interview on the Dr. Berlin Informed Pregnancy podcast.

“I was a little wigged out, to be honest with you,” she confessed. 

She explained the theories behind eating the placenta – that it would prevent post-partum depression and stop post-birth bleeding – were enough to convince her to try it.

“I haven’t had a smoothie that delightful since I was 10. It was calorie-filled with juice and fruit and everything delicious,” she said.

Since drinking her placenta Duff says she feels great and has been using the rest of it in ice cube form to avoid taking pills. “I heard something weird about pills,” she said. “I heard placenta burps are not ideal.”


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