January Jones: I eat my own placenta

Soraya Roberts
Celebrity Broods

Wondering where Betty was on Sunday night's premiere of "Mad Men"? Actress January Jones probably had other things on her mind, like her unusual post-pregnancy diet.

The 34-year-old new mom, who gave birth to baby Xander in September 2011, has admitted in a new interview that she eats... her own dehydrated placenta.

Wait, what?!

"I have a great doula who makes sure I'm eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation," Jones told People. "It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas."

In case you slept through your high school bio class, the placenta is the organ that keeps the fetus connected to the uterus, feeds it nutrients and gas, and removes waste.

"Placentophagy," the official term for ingesting the placenta, allegedly reduces post-natal depression and has nutritional benefits for mom.

"It's not witch-crafty or anything!" Jones insisted, adding that she recommends it to all the moms she meets.

We have a feeling that's one story line we'll never see on "Mad Men."

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