Holly Madison is planning on eating her own placenta

Feb 28, 2013 at 12:42 p.m. ET

The mom-to-be is excited about the impending birth, but is already thinking about how she can bounce back as quickly as possible, and that involves an age-old ritual some women swear by.

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Pregnant Holly Madison has not yet given birth, but she is already planning for after the baby is here. In fact, Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend is hoping to recover as quickly as possible, and she is planning to do that through her diet. Sort of.

"This might sound gross, but I'm totally plannng on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth," Madison wrote on her blog on Celebuzz. "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!"

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The former Playboy model added, "Have any other moms out there done this?"

According to E! News, Madison is not the first Hollywood mom to consider this. And in fact, some women swear by it.

January Jones is another actress who has said she consumed her placenta as well. Her son Xander was born in September 2011.

"It's a very civilized thing that can help women with depression or fatigue," Jones told Glamour, according to E! News. "I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I'd highly suggest it to any pregnant woman."

Madison is focusing on expecting her baby, and doesn’t expect to start planning her wedding to boyfriend Pasquale Rotella until after she gives birth.

"One thing at a time," she told People. "We totally want to [get married], probably in late summer. We're going to wait until the baby comes and we get moved in to the house before I start planning any of that."

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The 33-year-old has been thinking about an important part of her future though — what kind of mom she will be.

"It's hard to say because it's my first time," she said, according to E! News. "I don't want to be too strict because I think kids can get rebellious, but I hope to raise my daughter to be passionate about doing good things—about pursuing real things and real hobbies and not just frivolous material stuff."

Madison and Rotella's baby is due March 5.

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