Nikki Reed says goodbye to placenta pills
Nikki Reed has revealed she’s taken the last of her placenta pills - but doesn’t quite feel ready to say goodbye to the treatment.
The ‘Twilight’ actress and her husband Ian Somerhalder welcomed their first daughter Bodhi into the world in August, and the star decided to turn her after-birth into freeze-dried tablets because of the numerous health benefits associated with the placenta, including helping to stop the onset of postpartum depression.
On Instagram, she shared a photo of herself looking upset as she held up an empty glass jar to the camera, and revealed she’s had the last of the pills.
Writing alongside the snap, Nikki, 29, posted: “Last day of placenta pills. Not ready to say goodbye!!!!! (sic)”
A number of famous mothers have chosen to eat their placenta, including the likes of Blac Chyna, Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kim Kardashian West and Alicia Silverstone.
Kim previously said: “Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it.”
Meanwhile, Nikki and Ian - who got married in 2015 after nine months together - had revealed they would be taking time for themselves once the baby was born.
She told Fit Pregnancy earlier this year: “We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate.”
The couple apologized last month after they were criticized for telling a “goofy” story about Ian throwing out Nikki’s birth control pills.
They said in a statement: “To anyone who has been affected by reproductive coercion, we are deeply sorry. That is an extremely serious issue, and women’s rights is something that is incredibly important to both of us. It is something we’ve been very vocal about, and something that is very close to our hearts.
“We never expected a lighthearted interview we did poking fun at EACH OTHER and how WE chose together to get pregnant. A goofy moment in Barcelona with our two best friends and the anticipation of our journey together as we went from two to three, to turn into something representing a very serious matter.
“However, if this somehow sheds light on a topic that definitely needs mainstream attention, then we are grateful for the unintended consequence. It’s a shame that outlets chose this as their way into a very serious discussion, as we are certainly not qualified to be the faces of this topic.”