Kourtney Kardashian Instagrams Her “Yummy” Placenta Pills Because Nothing Is Sacred Anymore
Hey there it’s me, Kate Spencer, the hard-hitting Mommyish reporter covering the placenta eating beat. Today we’ve got mom of three Kourtney Kardashian publicly declaring on Instagram that her placenta pills are “yummy.” More on that later, because I beg to disagree.
She writes: “Yummy…PLACENTA pills! No joke…I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup
Ah, how the celebrity declaration of parenting choices confounds me. On the one hand, as a person who once found placenta pills creepy and then totally benefited from taking them, I am glad such a mainstream figure is taking about them so nonchalantly on social media. On the other hand, she is annoying, because:
1. They are not yummy. They’re not gross, either, but they do have a slight gamey odor. Because I’m super squeamish I had to take them with orange juice most of the time, as it covered up the taste. Not that they taste like much, but again – I’m a baby.
2. They do have #benefits, at least in my own experience. Woman to woman, I can’t even begin to tell you how life-changing these lil’ buggers were for me. All I want is for women to have positive post-partum lives, and placenta pills gave me that after my second kid. So if that is of interest to you, eat away! But the condescending hashtags kinda annoy the crap out of me. I dunno. Maybe I’m just easily annoyed anytime a Kardashian does something. But these kinds of posts both help and hurt the stigma surrounding placenta pills.
In short: Kourtney Kardashian is right, and that annoys me. Carry on.