After the arrival of her first child, Lucky Levi, on September 1, Elle King is taking full advantage of motherhood, including her placenta.
Elle took to Instagram over the weekend with an appreciation post for her mom (and doula), London, who can be seen in a post, cooking Elle’s placenta over the stove.
"Appreciation post! My mother, the angel of all angels is the best doula ever!” Elle captioned the photo. “She is seen here cooking my placenta to encapsulate it for all the amazing benefits! I love you @pushlovedoula! We couldn’t have done this without you!”
According to healthline.com, placentophagia, which is the practice of women eating their placentas after giving birth, is “often practiced in home births and alternative health communities.” The practice is believed by some to have postpartum health benefits like “improving lactation, preventing postpartum depression, relieving pain, increasing energy and more.”
On Sunday, Elle announced the birth of her son with fiancé, Dan Tooker, by posting a photo of the new parents snuggling their bundle of joy.
“Very proud to announce the birth of our son, Lucky Levi Tooker,” King wrote. “On Wednesday, September 1st at 12:06 pm, we welcomed 8 lbs 1 oz of absolute joy and love earthside. We are all healthy and feeling so blessed! Welcome to the world Lucky!”