It's T-minus just a few more weeks until Kailyn Lowry pops! This Teen Mom 2 superstar is currently nine months pregnant with her second child (gender TBD), and she's gearing up for round two of mommyhood. Only this time, Kailyn's making a few changes. Not only is she hoping to give birth with the help of a midwife and doula, but she wants to encapsulate and eat her placenta, use cloth diapers and breastfeed! In other words, she's morphed into a total hippie, and that isn't a bad thing!
Kailyn's come under quite a lot of fire for the decision to eat her placenta, and one naysayer took it to Twitter to accuse her of wanting attention. Hah, as if! Kailyn already gets more attention from the media than she wants, and her decisions when it comes to her pregnancy are 100 percent for her baby's health and happiness.
"Attention? Is that serious?" Kailyn tweeted on October 22. "No, I don't need anyone to stand up for me. I had ppd. I had a terribly hard time nursing Isaac."
PPD is Postpartum Depression, a condition brought on in the weeks after pregnancy where a new mom experiences depressive symptoms. It's relatively common and easy enough to treat, but many women feel ashamed by their troubled thoughts and feelings and don't seek out professional help. Hopefully, Kailyn won't suffer from PPD this time 'round, but breastfeeding will definitely help her bond with her kiddo, and bring on some happy hormones!
Do you think Kailyn is snacking on her placenta for attention, or is this gal just doing what's best for her baby?