Yum: ‘Teen Mom’ Kailyn Lowry Tosses Back A Placenta Smoothie After Welcoming Baby Number Five
Teen Mom 2 alum Kailyn Lowry stirred the pot a little after stirring herself up a smoothie. A placenta smoothie,
Teen Mom 2 alum Kailyn Lowry stirred the pot a little after stirring herself up a smoothie. A placenta smoothie, that is. The reality TV star recently welcomed her fifth child. And after doing so, she decided to embrace the “waste not, want not” philosophy to placenta disposal. Read on to hear about Lowry’s surprising after-delivery dish.
Kailyn Drops News Of Baby #5 After Months Of Speculation
Kailyn Lowry has finally confirmed that baby number five exists and has arrived safely earthside. For nearly a year, fans have been speculating that Lowry was pregnant with her new beau, Elijah Scott. As time passed by, they eventually began speculating the date when they assumed that she would have given birth.
But that day came and went, and no birth announcement came. Fans spotted “hints” in the background of videos, and felt more confident than ever that Lowry had secretly welcomed another baby. And yet, still – no announcement.
But finally, Kail made it official this week: baby number five is here. And his name is Rio.
Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry Drinks Placenta Smoothie
On Monday, Kailyn Lowry took to Instagram to share a video of herself turning baby Rio’s placenta into a drink. Placentophagy, or eating one’s own placenta, is a practice used widely around the world in various cultures. The placenta is the only human organ that the body grows with the sole purpose of discarding it. During pregnancy, the organ grows attached to the side of the uterus and provides oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the fetus through an umbilical cord. After delivery, the placenta detaches and is expelled from the uterus.
Because the placenta is such a source of nutrients for the fetus, many believe it also contains nutritional benefits for the birthing parent. Whether or not this is true remains a topic of scientific discussion. While organ meat is, in general, full of vitamins and minerals – there may not be enough benefit versus risk to justify the choice. Nonetheless, many celebrities have shared their experiences with placentophagy. Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Mayim Bialik, Hillary Duff and Alicia Silverstone are among the growing number of celebs who tout the benefits of placental consumption.
Some people have the placenta professionally dried and placed into capsules. Other people cook the placenta. Some – like Lowry – grind it into a raw smoothie.
On her Instagram post, Kailyn Lowry captioned, “This was the second time I got to work with @lancasterplacentaco.” She also showed off art that she and Scott created using Rio’s placenta. The comments were mixed between people cheering her on – and others reminding her of the dubious claims behind placentophagy.