Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Placenta Encapsulation

Mothers have been consuming their placentas since the beginning of time. All mammals, even herbivores, eat their placentas. Wise women are looking at this practice with new eyes, returning to a ritual that is older than human memory. Consuming the placenta returns valuable nutrients and life-force to the mother. Birth can sometimes leave a woman feeling drained physically and emotionally, which are risk factors for postpartum depression. Eating the placenta is one way to reduce those risks to promote a joyful postpartum.

There are many ways to eat a placenta, but some are afraid to try it. Placenta encapsulation is an answer to this problem. It is the process of preparing dehydrated, powdered placenta and putting it in capsules for swallowing in pill form.
The Placenta for Postpartum Healing

Today, approximately 80% of women experience some level of postpartum depression. Using the placenta for its medicinal properties during the postpartum period is a natural & healthier way you can help avoid these symptoms and the costly treatments that usually accompany them, such as medications and counseling.

Benefits of Placenta Capsules

The placenta has amazing abilities during the postpartum period; it can heal, sustain, and strengthen.

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 Process

Before being dried, the placenta is prepared using herbs that lend their healing properties to the placenta and benefit a postpartum mother. The placenta is then ground and encapsulated, and when properly stored, the capsules can be used long-term. 

Why Hire a Professional Placenta Encapsulation Specialist?

Ideally, the placenta is encapsulated within 48 hours after the birth.  While you bond with your new baby, she will come to you and take care of your placenta in your own home.  She is basically “on call” for you and will make every effort to come to your home within the 48-hour time frame to encapsulate your placenta.

Even if mama and baby are recovering in the hospital, she can encapsulate your placenta at home with your partner or other relatives present and get the capsules to you right away. 

Where Do I Go For Placenta Encapsulation?

Here in Sacramento we have a placenta encapsulation specialist, Tamara Morales. She is the owner of PlacentaMom. Click Here to view her site. 

Or contact her at: 

Not located in the Greater Sacramento Area?
Visit www.avoidthebabyblues.com for a directory of Independent Placenta Service Providers.

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