Coleen Rooney to take placenta pills after birth of son Kit


Coleen Rooney has decided to eat her own placenta following the recent birth of her son Kit.

Wayne Rooney's wife will be eating the afterbirth, which has been converted into capsules and sent back to her in a jar. 

The pills are from a "placenta encapsulation specialist", which says the pills help new mothers "recover from birth with the most natural remedy around".

While there was speculation that she was following Hollywood star Kim Kardashian's example, she was adamant she had not heard about the celebrity connection.

She tweeted: "Yeh it was a friend who recommended it to me, never heard of it before. Thank you. And less of the rumours ha!!"

She gave birth to her third son on Sunday, a brother to Kai and Klay.

Her husband tweeted he was "over the moon", while she told fans: "Both home & doing really well."

She joins a roster of famous mums who have used placenta pills, including Kardashian, who announced her intention to eat the freeze-dried afterbirth when North West was born in 2013.

January Jones, star of Mad Men, praised the effects of eating her placenta in 2011 after the birth of her son Xander.

She told Glamour magazine: "It's not gross or witchcrafty. It's a very civilised thing that can help women with depression or fatigue.

"I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I'd highly suggest it to any pregnant woman."

Clueless star Alicia Silverstone made the same decision, while reality star Kourtney Kardashian followed her sister's lead when her third child was born in 2014.