Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel recently welcomed a bouncing baby boy. They opted for a natural childbirth with the aid of a doula. There were surprises along the round in their birth journey, one of them was what to do with the placenta!
On a recent visit to the Jimmy Kimmel show, Diggs said, “It got rough at moments because you have no idea [about] the sounds your wife is going to make. There were moments when I had to excuse myself and just take a deep breath, but at the end of the day I was there and I was a cheerleader and we worked it out.”
The doula keep the ball rolling and reminded the couple of what was going to happen next. “She basically told us everything that was going to happen before it was going to happen because regardless of all the books that you read, for me personally, when I’m in the moment, I forgot everything.”
But back to the placenta. After the baby was born the doula asked what they planned to do with the afterbirth. “She asked us if we wanted the placenta afterwards, because there are crazy nutrients,” Taye said. “During one of the classes, very casually, she said, We can make the placenta into tablets you can take each day.’ And I look at my wife, Are you crazy?'” And that’s exactly what Idina did! “My wife was serious, she wanted to be prepared on every front. I’ve been afraid to ask her [if she’s been taking them].”
Yeah, I don’t think I want to know either.
Check out a video of the interview here.