About Placenta Encapsulation.
Placentophagy/encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits. It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth.
Following the birth of your baby, I pick up the placenta and prepare it following all safety standards (outlined below). During the encapsulation of your placenta I use methods that adhere to the Traditional Method (based on TCM) of preparation. The placenta is steamed, dried, ground, and encapsulated, and when properly stored, the capsules are completely shelf stable & may be used long-term. You may begin taking the capsules right away for maximum postpartum wellness. In most cases the encapsulated placenta is returned within 24 hours.
Reported benefits of encapsulation.
There are a variety of potential benefits to placentophagy. For one, the placenta contains vitamins and minerals that may help fight depression symptoms, such as vitamin B6. For another, the placenta is considered rich in iron and protein, which would be useful to women recovering from childbirth.
Traditionally placenta capsules are used to help:
- Balance your hormones
- Enhance milk supply
- Increase your energy.
Placenta capsules may also help:
- You to recover more quickly from birth
- To bring the body back into balance
- Prevent the "baby blues"
- Shorten postpartum bleeding
- Assist the uterus to return to size
- Increase postpartum iron levels
The body is so individual and because of the powerful nature of this medicine other benefits are also likely, but too numerous to mention. In my opinion, this practice is especially beneficial to vegetarian mothers and those prone to post natal depression.
There is an overwhelming amount of cases of women who have report positive results with taking placenta capsules. Some women have even reported feeling positive effects as quickly as the same afternoon of the day they began their first dose. Women who were already feeling “weepy”, or experiencing other early signs of the baby blues, have felt better within days. Although the current scientific research is exciting, they have barely begun to scratch the surface of the potential benefits of placentophagy. Considering that placenta is a completely natural substance, created by a woman’s own body, encapsulation of the placenta is definitely worth considering as part of a holistic postpartum recovery for every expectant woman.
Placenta Encapsulation total cost: $225 and includes a FREE tincture for long term use (valid as a special offer during Autumn 2019 only).
My service adheres to the strictest standards of safety, complying with local health department guidelines regarding blood-borne pathogen transmission, infection prevention, standards for disinfecting/sanitation, safe food handling/preparation. All materials used are thoroughly sterilized (disinfected) between each use, when not disposable, and everything meets food grade safety standards.
Fully certified in blood born pathogens, food safety and placenta encapsulation.
Medical aspects aside, I treat the placenta as sacred, and respect the work it has done to nourish your baby, while preparing it to continue its work by providing nourishment for the mother.