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Why Jones ate her placenta

“It’s not gross or witchcrafty,” says the Mad Men star about eating her placenta.

January Jones is happy on her own, said Glamour (U.K.). The Mad Men star is raising 17-month-old son Xander by herself, and says it’s no burden. “I can do anything I want to do,” she says. “I work, I date, I have friends.” Xander is just “an added amazing thing” in her life. But the stigma that comes with being a single mom frustrates her. “People keep saying, ‘Oh poor you, being a single mom,’” she says. “I don’t want to be pitied.” The 35-year-old won’t say who Xander’s father is, but she’s currently single. Having said she’d never date another actor after relationships with Ashton Kutcher and Jason Sudeikis, she admits she hasn’t kept that vow. “In life, you tend to date the people who are around you.” But Xander is her No. 1 priority. To make sure she was in top form to care for him, she even ate her placenta. “It’s not gross or witchcrafty,” she says. “[I’m not] putting it in a shake or eating it raw.” Instead, she dehydrated the organ and put it inside swallowable capsules, the better to ingest its restorative vitamins. “It’s a very civilized thing that can help people with depression or fatigue,” she says. “I’d highly suggest it to any pregnant woman.”

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