Did you know that all mammals (except for the sea-faring ones and camels!) eat their placentas? Strange as it may sound, placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Placenta has a “boosting” effect. Many women have found that placenta capsules can boost milk production and help stabilize mood.
Think of all the good things you fed yourself during your pregnancy and all the bad things you avoided. Your placenta is a store-house for all of these nutrients and hormones. As a result, ingesting your placenta can be an invaluable supplement for you in your postpartum period.
Description of Services
Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby by dehydrating, powdering and placing it into vegetarian non-gelatin capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. A mom who can use assistance can take them as needed while a mom that has a good milk supply and a stable mood may back off on the capsules.
Another option for mothers is the creation of a Placenta Tincture with a small portion of their placenta, prior to preparation for encapsulation. Tinctures maintain potency for years and can be kept for the future, used on their own in times of transition, stress and illness. And you can’t have a more bio-identical hormone source than ones you grew yourself.
Placenta Art Prints
Optionally, mothers may choose to have placenta art prints made with their placenta on archival paper. Some mothers choose to keep these in the baby book, a keepsake box, or to display them. The prints are another way to honor the placenta and to preserve the image of the “tree of life” that the placenta creates.
The umbilical cord is the sacred mother-baby connection. Based on the length, cord may be fashioned in a heart, spiral or star shape.
Call Lori Beth at 312-600-8324 to learn more about what options are right for you.
Benefits of Encapsulation
Scientific research confirms ingesting your placenta replenishes many beneficial vitamins, nutrients, minerals, proteins and hormones, which may:
- Help your breast milk come in sooner
- Increase the volume of breast milk you produce
- Enhance the quality of breast milk
- 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 size
- Be especially helpful during menstruation and menopause
- Prevent post birth anemia
OR – which list do you prefer???
The hormones and nutrients of the placenta:
- Can enhance your milk supply
- Can give you more energy
- May help to combat postpartum depression (in a different way than some prescription medications)
- May quicken healing time of the tissue, particularly for that of the pelvic floor
- Can provide an over-all feeling of wellness