Coleen Rooney has decided to eat her baby’s placenta following the recent birth of son Kit.
Wayne Rooney’s wife will be eating the afterbirth, which has been converted into capsules and sent to her in a jar.
The pills are from a “placenta encapsulation specialist”, which says they help new mothers “recover from birth with the most natural remedy around”.
While there was speculation that she was following Hollywood star Kim Kardashian’s example, she was adamant she had not heard about the celebrity connection.
She gave birth to her third son on Sunday, a brother to Kai and Klay. Manchester United footballer husband Wayne tweeted he was “over the moon”, while she told fans: “Both home & doing really well.”
January Jones, star of Mad Men, praised the effects of eating her placenta in 2011 after the birth of her son Xander.
Clueless star Alicia Silverstone made the same decision, while reality star Kourtney Kardashian followed her sister’s lead with her third baby in 2014.