Football star Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah announced that she was planning on having her placenta frozen and then turned into placenta pills after the birth of their second child weeks before the birth.
And now the brunette beauty has stayed true to her word, taking to social media to show off her new post-birth recovery remedy.
Rebekah posted a picture to Instagram showing her dried umbilical cord which had been tied with a light blue, gingham ribbon for decoration alongside a glass mason jar filled with her placenta pills.
She captioned the image, ‘Let’s do this then! Thanks so much @placentaplus 😊 #roadtorecovery 💙’.
Some of her 48k followers were a little surprised by her decision, with some posting messages of disbelief on the picture.
One follower wrote, ‘no your not going eat that are you? 😧.. What do you do sprinkling of salt&pepper? Or maybe modernise it with some peri peri salt’ and another said, ‘I never even knew you could Do this type of stuff.’
The 34 year old gave birth to the Leicester City striker’s baby on 10th January and says that eating her own placenta will help her on the road to recovery.
Your placenta is the first organ grown in pregnancy, created to help your baby get all the nutrients it needs. It’s known for being packed with goodness and throughout history women have been harnessing their placenta’s healing properties.
The remedy has been picked up by a whole host of celebrities, and Rebekah is following in the footsteps of the likes of Coleen Rooney and Kim Kardashian who also had their placentas made into pills – each giving the process top marks.
According to The Sun, Rebekah had previously said in a magazine column: ‘I’m having my placenta turned into pills!
‘It sounds gross but there are so many benefits and they help heal everything quicker, especially after a C-section.’
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And it’s not just herself that the mother of four is thinking of, she’s said she’s keen to share the miracle benefits with her footballer husband too – although he may not be as excited as she is!
‘I told Jamie I’d cook him some of my placenta but he wasn’t impressed! I still don’t know if I’ll need a C-section yet.’
Rebekah has two children, Megan and Taylor, both from previous relationships and Sophia, two, who she shares with Jamie.