Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Mystery Of The Placenta... REVEALED!

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Not only did TomKat have their baby, Suri. Turns out that Brooke Shields had her baby, as well. The little girl was named Grier.

Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields have a history, of course. Brooke Shields wrote about her bout with postpartum depression after her first child was born in her widely publicized book, Down Came The Rain.

Tom Cruise, a Scientologist (just in case you've been living under a rock for amillenium or so), spoke out against the use of medications by Brooke Shields to cope with her postpartum depression. There was that infamous interview with Matt Lauer, when Cruise's crazy was just beginning to peak.

Fast forward to more recent crazy, where Cruise managed to freak everyone out once again by JOKING that he was going to eat the placenta of Katie Holmes following the birth.

According to Wikipedia, however, the eating of a human placenta is a rare practice, but one that does happen. Human placentophagy, as it is called, has been said to prevent... wait for it... wait for it... postpartum depression.

So, Tom more than likely won't be eating the placenta anytime soon. But should Brooke Shields be expecting a "Welcome Baby" gift from Cruise in the next day or so? We'll see.

Just in case you're curious, by the way... there are several different methods by which one can prepare the placenta - roasted, lasagna, or our personal favorite - either as sashimi or tartare.

Ugh. This has been a post about a little bit more "Pressing The Flesh" than I've ever intended on this blog. Sorry.

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  • Blogger Kitten posted at 3:00 PM  
    Yea....ya kinda needed a "don't read while you are eating LUNCH" warning on that one! :-)

  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 4:14 PM  
    Reminds me of a good story: A roommate of mine a while back used to live with a bunch of other people. One of them was a woman who was pregnant and very into natural childbirth. After her baby was born, she kept the placenta, wrapped up, in the freezer, planning to eat it or fertilize a tree with it or some such thing. But she moved out a few month later and forgot about the placenta in the freezer.

    Several months later my friend's new roommate came home rather loaded one night and went looking for something to eat. You guessed it...he found the placenta and gleefully shouted, "Yes! Steak!"

    Luckily my friend was there to set him right. Or I don't know what would have happened.

    And no, it wasn't me. But thanks for asking...


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