Pregnant former Saturdays star Rochelle Humes is the latest celebrity to be tempted to turn her placenta into something she can eat.
The mother-of-one, 27, who’s due to give birth to her second child with husband Martin Humes next month, has been debating with fans on Twitter whether to have the protective birthing membrane made into pills or even a smoothie.
The couple’s second child will be a younger sibling for their three-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai. Humes pondered following the pregnancy trend that’s been followed by Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Coleen Rooney, amongst others.
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Pregnant Rochelle Humes, 27, took to Twitter to ask for advice on turning her placenta into tablets. The star is appearing in a new campaign for Dulux
The jury’s out: While some fans on Twitter suggested taking placenta pills was a great idea, others told Humes, who’s due in February, to steer clear
Shortly after birth, the mother’s placenta is freeze-dried and turned into capsules, which can then be taken orally
‘Mornings with mermaids’: She also shared a shot of Alaia-Mai posing with a woman dressed in an inventive mermaid costume
She wrote: ‘Has anyone tried a placenta smoothie or placenta pills after birth? I’m intrigued.’
Alongside some less salubrious comments, plenty of people commented that Humes definitely should.
@OrangNoTan wrote: ‘I did…can’t recommend it highly enough. Had so much more energy, and still using pills 16 weeks later!’
@SarahEv09717649 chimed in: ‘I’m a midwife and have seen the benefits to mums and babies and dads @MarvinHumes!’
Others weren’t so convinced. @JoMiddlemiss commented: ‘Not worth doing, better benefits from eating healthy after birth and breastfeeding.’
@lee_fftl agreed, saying: There’s been scientific tests done on it and no proof that it provides any benefits.’
A couple of hours later, Humes had clearly made her mind up, writing: ‘I think I might give it a go. I’ll let you know how I get on, have read so many good reviews and health benefits.’
Earlier this month, Humes admitted on Loose Women that it had been a trickier pregnancy so far second time around.
Celebrity fad? After the birth of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s first child North West, the reality star posted that she’d turned her placenta into pills
Three become four! Humes kept her second pregnancy secret for six months
Humes is married to Martin Humes, radio presenter and former JLS star
She explained: ‘I felt horrendous and no one offers you the chair because they don’t know. Now you can see the bump but I feel fine.’
The beauty said she was thrilled that she got to keep her second pregnancy a secret for six months.
She said: ‘We wanted to keep it quiet for as long as possible. We told some close friends and they kept their mouth shut so I was impressed.’