The placenta is an absolutely new and highly specific organ your body produces to create and sustain life. It’s amazing!
Placenta consumption has been used in many countries for centuries to increase the health and well-being of the mother. These days you can find a plethora of placenta recipes online, from smoothies to lasagna to pan frying and stews. While these options provide a meal as well as a placenta dose they do not provide a steady release of placenta that can be taken over many weeks like encapsulation does.
I prepare placentas for postpartum consumption to help women back to hormonal equilibrium and to mitigate the potential for “baby blues” and postpartum depression. At this point, scientific research has not been done to verify or dispute the benefits of consuming one’s placenta but I’m a believer in its benefits due to my own experience and the experiences of clients, friends and family. I give it 4 gold stars!
There is a wealth of information on the positive health effects and nutritional value of placenta consumption and here’s why, Placentas:
- Balances hormones
- Enhances milk supply
- Increases energy
- Are rich in vitamin B6
- Rich in Iron
- Rich in Protein
(For more information visit Placenta Benefits Info)
What you can expect from me:
After a client has decided to use my services, they will be asked to complete my Intake form, as well as send a $50 deposit to reserve their spot on my calendar. This deposit can be sent via personal check OR PayPal. I encourage my clients to tell their care provider before their birth that they will be keeping their placenta. Clients can feel free to mention that they will be doing placenta encapsulation or simply say that they would like it for “personal reasons”. When clients see the staff begin to clean up directly after their birth, it is important to remind the staff, that they will be taking the placenta home. Most area hospitals have clients fill out a ‘Release of Medical Waste’ form. At this point, their placenta is ready for pick up, and I am contacted.
I will pick up the placenta and get started processing it ASAP. It is my goal that this process is as easy for my placenta encapsulation clients as possible. For this reason, I gladly pick up the placenta with my own cooler, process it in 24 hours, then drop it back off to the client in capsule form. If the umbilical cord was still attached to the placenta when I receive it, I will include a free gift of a cord keepsake. The remaining fee will be due at drop off.
Depending on the size and health of the placenta, you can assume that you will receive 80-120 placenta capsules. When deciding how many capsules to consume and how often, it is always important to follow your bodies needs first and foremost. My personal recommendation is to start with 2 capsules every morning, more if you are feeling particularly emotionally fragile.