Holly Madison Plans to Eat Her Placenta -- Other Celebrities Who Did the Same

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Former "Girls Next Door" star Holly Madison is due to give birth to her first child - a daughter - on March 5, but she's already thinking about what she'll do after the birth.

Specifically, what she's planning to do with the afterbirth - otherwise known as the placenta.

"This might sound gross, but I'm totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth," she wrote on her blog on Feb. 27. "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!"

There's nothing technically wrong with eating the placenta - plenty of women and mammals do it - but it's still considered a bit taboo in today's society. That said, there are still plenty of celebrities who have either consumed their placenta or recommend it to others.

January Jones

January Jones made waves about this time last year when she admitted to eating her placenta after giving birth to son Xander.

"Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins," she told People last year. "It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas."

The "Mad Men" star is still glad she consumed the placenta, but she does regret telling people about it.

"It's a very civilized thing that can help women with depression or fatigue," she told Glamour UK in a recent interview. "I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I'd highly suggest it to any pregnant woman."

Tom Cruise

It was Tom Cruise who planned to eat the placenta when he and ex-wife Katie Homles' daughter, Suri, was born in 2006.

"I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious," he reportedly said at the time. "I'm gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there."

No word if he actually went through with it.

Simon Cowell

"The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell isn't about to eat a placenta, but he will put a sheep's placenta on his face.

His facialist, Linda at the Beverly Hills Lancer dermatology clinic, told the U.K. show "Lorraine" that the reality star gets them to ward off wrinkles.

"He loves it," she said.

Well, good for him?

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