ISABEL Roloff plans to eat her placenta after she gives birth to her first child.
The Little People star – who is currently pregnant with husband Jacob’s baby – revealed she wants to turn her placenta into a pill.
A fan asked Isabel on Instagram: “Are you going to encapsulate your placenta?”
She replied, “I plan to,” with a smiley face emoji, before adding: “But I really love the idea of planting it with a tree.”
Encapsulating the placenta is the practice of eating the placenta after it has been made into pills.
The encapsulation process typically occurs immediately after birth and the mom starts to eat it within a few days.
There is little evidence to support the act, however anecdotal reports suggest it helps to decrease postpartum mood disorders and stress hormones while increasing oxytocin and iron levels as well milk supply.
Back in July, Isabel and Jacob announced their pregnancy news by sharing several photos from a sweet photoshoot, which showed the 25-year-old cradling his wife’s growing baby bump.
Alongside the photos, they wrote: “We are elated to share that the baby boy we have been dreaming of is coming this December.”
Last week, Isabel reassured fans she’s “okay” during her anxiety battle amid her first pregnancy.
After recently confessing she is feeling “heavy and alone” in her maternity journey, the TV star took to Instagram to give fans an update on how she’s feeling.
Alongside a photo showing her sitting in a field in a coral-color jumpsuit with the words, Isabel wrote: “For everyone asking if I’m OK, yes!
“Carrying this little life has been a full spectrum experience that I want to honor.
“Some days are harder than others and that is NORMAL. What matters is I’m healthy, he’s healthy, we are all happy and healthy here.”
She concluded: “And for that I am so grateful.”
Isabel and Jacob are clearly ready for the birth, as the reality star recently revealed they already have a name ready for their unborn son.
She explained that they picked out a name 10 years ago and it “just stuck” with the couple.