Actor Nikki Reed is almost out of placenta pills — and she’s not happy about it. On Oct. 19, the Twilight actor posted a sad shot of herself holding the almost empty glass jar with the caption, “Last day of placenta pills. Not ready to say goodbye!!!!!”
Reed is not even close to being the only placenta-gulping new mom in Hollywood in case you were wondering. She’s in good company: Mayim Bialik, Alicia Silverstone, Kailyn Lowry, Gaby Hoffmann and Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have all ingested the placentas they so lovingly grew in their wombs. What are the benefits? Well, according to Kim Kardashian, who raved about placenta pills on her blog in December 2015, “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.”
But guess what. There are no proven benefits to placenta ingestion, and many doctors warn against it.
Still, to each her own. Reed is living the new-mom life to the fullest, it seems. Last week, she toted her breast pump to Variety‘s Power of Women Luncheon in Los Angeles and showed off the apparatus on Instagram.
“On my way to present at @variety ‘s #powerofwomen luncheon and this is my hot date. Kidding. I have another hot date. But this thing is definitely our third wheel,” she captioned the funny pic.
Reed and husband/hot date, actor Ian Somerhalder, welcomed daughter Bodhi Soleil in late summer. “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,” Reed told Fit Pregnancy before the newborn’s arrival.
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Except not so much. New parents are cute that way. The two broke their self-imposed silence with gushy tribute posts on Instagram pretty quickly after Bodhi arrived. Oops. It’s OK; we understand. Babies scramble your brain — placenta pills certainly can’t help with that.