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OTRC: January Jones of 'Mad Men' opens up about eating placenta

January Jones, who plays Don Draper's ex-wife Berry on 'Mad Men,' appears at the premiere for the AMC show's fifth season in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (Matt Sayles)

January Jones opened up about her post-baby health plan, which includes eating her own placenta.

Jones, who welcomed her son Xander Dane Jones in September, told People magazine during a press junket for "Mad Men" that she swallows a dehydrated placenta capsule when she's feeling exhausted.

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

"It's not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms," Jones added.

The 34-year-old actress welcomed Xander into the world on September 13. She confirmed her pregnancy in April, months after she and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jason Sudeikis broke up. Jones has not revealed the identity of her baby's father.

Jones, who recently starred in "X-Men: First Class," is known for her role as Betty Draper in the AMC drama series "Mad Men," which takes place in the 1960s and stars Jon Hamm as Don Draper, an advertising firm partner who was once married to her character.

The fifth season premiered on March 26 and the show is set to air for at least two more seasons. The second episode of the season was directed by Hamm, who portrays Jones' ex-husband on the series. The actress praised her co-star at the "Mad Men" season premiere.

"For someone that I adore and I've worked with and I trust, it was nice to be his hands, I guess, just to lean on if I had questions," Jones told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "You're not always given that. When you do television, you have lots of different directors coming in and out and you don't always have the opportunity to ask them questions because they don't know your character better than you do, so it's kind of difficult. But it was awesome, he did such an amazing job. I was so proud of him."

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