Amy Childs to eat her placenta after birth
Amy Childs is planning to eat her placenta once she's given birth.
The 26-year-old reality star has been doing extensive research on motherhood since she found out she was expecting her first child with her partner Bradley Wright last year and, after reading that it has many health benefits to both baby and mother, is thinking about turning the organ that is attached to the lining of the womb during pregnancy into pills once the tiny tot arrives in March.
Writing in her column for new! magazine, she said: "So, call me mad, but I'm thinking of turning my placenta into pills! Apparently it's all rage and celebs like Coleen Rooney and Kim Kardashian took them after they gave birth. It's all very clever - they take all the nutrients out of your placenta once it's out, turn it into pills, and then make you just take them with water like a vitamin!"
But the former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star - who announced she was "shocked" by her pregnancy in October after she had been trying to conceive with her beau for eight months - revealed there was "no way" she would cook her placenta and then eat it, and would only consider digesting it via pills.
She explained: "It's better than cooking and eating it! Urgh, no way would I do that! I still need to properly look into how it all works - like, where do they take the placenta and when do they they make the pills? But I think I'm going to try it!"
The red-head beauty - who hasn't disclosed the sex of her unborn child - doesn't have long before the little one arrives and is thinking about having a short break away with Bradley this month to have some last minute quality time as a duo.
She explained: "We have been thinking of having a babymoon.
"It'd be so nice to have a few days away, just the two of us. I wouldn't want to go too far, but a little trip away in the sunshine would be perfect."