Maya Rudolph Almost Ate Her Last Baby's Placenta! Yuck!

Fri, May 27, 2011 5:30pm EST by Add first Comment

No wonder Maya Rudolph’s nervous about giving birth — her last labor was a total catastrophe.

The Bridesmaids actress was forced to deliver at home in 2009 when her daughter Lucille arrived in a hurry, and then almost cooked and ate the placenta after someone put it in her freezer!

“(A homebirth) was not my plan, but that’s what happened… because the baby came out really fast,” former SNL star Maya Rudolph reveals. “Luckily, she just kind of glided into her father’s arms.”

Wow. That sounds dramatic. It’s a good thing Maya’s husband, director Paul Thomas Anderson has such a great catch!

And the drama didn’t end with now-18-month-old Lucille’s birth — Maya was handed a reminder of the more gory aspects of childbirth several weeks later.

She explains, “You have to put the placenta somewhere and I didn’t know it at the time, but someone put it in my freezer. Then a couple of weeks later I opened the freezer and was like, ‘What is that weird meat?’ Apparently a lot of cultures eat it. I did not do that, so don’t worry, I’m not a weirdo.”

Maya’s due to give Lucille and eldest daughter Pearl, 5, a little brother or sister in just a few weeks time.

Good luck! We hope it’s thoroughly boring and unremarkable, for the sake or your sanity!

— Ian Garland

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