When she’s not busy boning random husbands and fiancés (seriously!), January Jones loves to talk about eating her own placenta. Did I say that incorrectly? She ate the placenta that came with her son Xander. Last year she talked about it with People Magazine, saying: “I have a great doula who makes sure I’m eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation. Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins. It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas. It’s not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!” Many people slammed her for talking about eating her placenta, but if we’re discussing January Jones’ Mistakes In Life, I believe freeze-drying and eating a placenta is far down the list. So, January covers the new issue of Glamour UK (the April issue), and she’s still talking about placentas.
She hit headlines and divided opinion when she admitted she had consumed her own placenta following the birth of her son Xander. But now January Jones has come forward to reveal the reasons behind her somewhat unorthodox decision, saying that dehydrating the organ and eating it in the form of vitamin capsules helped her beat her baby blues.
Speaking to Britain’s Glamour magazine, January, 35, said that while her revelation caused a stir, she would recommend the pills to any expectant mother. She said: ‘I should never have told anyone about that. But it’s not gross or witchcrafty. Nor am I putting it in a shake or eating it raw. It’s a very civilised thing that can help women with depression or fatigue. I was never depressed or sad or down after the baby was born, so I’d highly suggest it to any pregnant woman.’
The placenta, an organ attached to the lining of the womb during pregnancy, is known to contain high levels of vitamins, particularly vitamin B6 – known to help curb postnatal depression.
January raises her son 17-month-old Xander on her own and has never revealed the identity of her the little boy’s father, but says she hates the taboo that often comes with being a single mother.
She said: ‘People keep saying, “Oh poor you, being a single mum”. But I don’t want to be pitied. I can do anything I want to do. I work, I date, I have friends. I have time for everything I had time for before. I just have an added amazing thing in my life. I don’t think being a single mum is something I need to feel sorry about or need to go to group therapy over. It’s really a joy in my life and that’s it. I have a great family and friends, and I know they’d be there if I needed help, but I feel like I’m doing it fine on my own. Being a mum is something I always wanted to do and I love it.’
January, who recently split from film director Noah Miller after a brief relationship, also spoke about her romance history, admitting that while she would love to date someone outside of her industry, it is too hard to meet people away from her work life.
The Mad Men star, who has dated stars including Ashton Kutcher and Jason Sudeikis in the past, said: ‘There was a time in my life when I said I’d never date another actor. But it’s hard to meet people outside of my job. In life, you tend to date the people who are around you, people you see every day. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to date someone who does our job, because it’s so transient. You’re never in the same place for long.’
And asked to describe her ideal man, January replied: ‘I don’t really have a type. But someone who is kind is important to me. Someone who I can have a laugh with, someone to trust.’
January continued: “It also really turns me on when someone is wearing a wedding ring, or when he’s talking about his fiancée. I get off on that. Like when Bobby Flay kept ordering drinks for me and then he kept talking about his wife. I try not to date actors, but ‘date’ doesn’t mean I won’t have a one-night-stand with Miley Cyrus’s fiancé. What were we talking about?” Anyway, I agree, there’s no shame in January choosing to be a single mother. She doesn’t need therapy for that or anything. But she might need some therapy for only being sexually attracted to “taken” men? Is that a ‘daddy issues’ thing?
Photos courtesy of Glamour UK.
Written by Kaiser
Posted in January Jones
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