Placenta Encapsulation is a great way to help make your postpartum transition easier! Your placenta is the perfect tool for aiding with healing and mood stabilization after birth. The placenta is a unique organ and unlike any other in the human body! It is the only disposable organ we have. Because it is so nutrient dense, almost every mammal species consumes it postpartum in order to restore the energy, nutrients and minerals lost during the birthing. Putting it in pill form ("encapsulating" it) is a modern, holistic way to improve a new postpartum parent's health and well being. Your placenta is perfectly made FOR you, BY you! Ingestion of the placenta has been practiced in various cultures around the world for thousands of years, and is particularly popular in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The placenta contains hormones that promote relaxation, reduce postpartum bleeding & hemorrhage, as well as stimulate milk production. It also helps replenish iron that has been lost through childbirth & postpartum bleeding. Your placenta can be blended with herbs to maximize the benefits & encapsulated for easy consumption.
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Scientific research confirms that ingestion of the placenta replenishes many beneficial vitamins, nutrients, minerals, proteins and hormones, which can:
- Helps breastmilk come in sooner
- Increase volume of breastmilk produced
- Enhance quality of breastmilk
- Prevent or lessen the risk of developing Postpartum Depression or the "baby blues"
- Reduce or stop postpartum bleeding
- Offer natural pain relief
- Provide energy
- Provide mood stabilization
- Hasten the return of the uterus to its pre-pregnancy state
- Especially helpful during menstruation and menopause
- Prevent post birth anemia
The TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) method involves cleaning the placenta, gently heating the placenta with fresh ginger, lemon peels, and cayenne pepper, and then dehydrating the placenta before it is put into capsules. Using this preparation is thought to bring out the placentas healing and tonifying properties as well as warming and healing the uterus. The pills as long as stored properly are good for a few years.
This service includes a prenatal meet and greet, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, informational packet, delivery of placenta capsules and a postpartum follow-up. You can expect to receive between 100-300 capsules from your placenta. Comes with clear vegetarian capsules. Free Print & cord keepsake if requested & available.
RAW Placenta Encapsulation
The RAW method of preparation skips the heating and herbal process altogether. The placenta is still sliced, dehydrated and ground into a powder for the capsules. Raw food activists believe that steaming the placenta destroys some of the essential nutrients. Using this option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. The downside is the pills are only good for up to one year so saving it for future uses is pretty much a no go. Also I can only prepare this method if I receive the placenta no later than 3-4 hours after birthing it. This service includes a prenatal meet and greet, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, informational packet, delivery of placenta capsules and a postpartum follow-up. You can expect to receive between 100-300 capsules from your placenta. Comes with clear vegetarian capsules. Free Print & cord keepsake if requested & available.
Great article going more in-depth on the different methods used:
Placenta Encapsulation: TCM vs Raw Method
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Your placenta can be used to make a beautiful sepia toned print that is shaped in "the tree of life".
Choice of fruit and/or veggie as well as dairy/vegan. Having a fruit smoothie with a bit of raw placenta added gives you a great energy boost, satifies post-birth thirst and hunger while providing the immediate effects of the placenta. A great starter while you are waiting for your capsules to arrive! The one pictured is blueberry/raspberry/banana/cherry/vanilla.
Having a part of your placenta tinctured to consume postpartum is a great long term energy boost. Tinctures last for years and years, retaining its potency for menopause use. Great lasting use of your placenta after your pills are finished. Your biological mother as well as your biological daughter may also use it for their own added benefits!
(free with encapsulation &/or tincture)
Have a beautiful permanent keepsake of your umbilical cord! Your choice of heart or spiralshape.