Kailyn Lowry who recently gave birth to her fourth son drank her placenta mixed into a berry smoothie after saving it from his son’s birth on July 30.
The placenta is known for providing oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the growing unborn baby, surprisingly, Kailyn Lowry is amongst the many mothers who believe it still contains vital post-natal energy nourishment.
The 28-year-old Teen Mom 2 star had the placenta from her newly born son’s July 30 birth blended with fresh fruit and almond milk, making for quite a smoothie. On August 4, she shared Instagram stories photos of her holding a clear plastic glass with a straw, and it looked like any other reddish-purple fruity smoothie with berry remnants visible on the side.
After several teaser photos and videos, asking fans to guess what she was drinking, Kailyn revealed the ingredients in her smoothie and claimed that she “couldn’t taste the placenta at all.”
While there’s been debate in the medical community about mothers ingesting their baby’s placentas, Kailyn went to the Lancaster, PA Placenta Co., where in their Instagram description the company says that by drinking encapsulated placenta, moms can “Recover fast after #birth + Increase #breastmilk. Fight #babyblues + #postpartumdepressionIncrease energy.”
The Lancaster Placenta Co. shared an IG stories video showing the smoothie and wrote, “Can you guess what we made her? Seriously Kail is a rockstar! I can’t wait for her to tell you all about her amazing birth story.”
Kail gave birth at home, which is what she was hoping for despite having a high risk pregnancy. All she has revealed to fans so far is that her newborn checked in at 8 lbs., 15 oz. and 22.5 inches long, mentioning that “we are all healthy and so in love. I can check giving birth during a pandemic off my bucket list now.”