For centuries many cultures have used the placenta for medicinal purposes. Placentophagy, as it’s called, have many benefits. On one hand the placenta is very rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B6, which helps to combat postpartum depression. On the other hand placenta is rich in iron and protein that are very helpful for the postpartum period, specially for moms on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
There are many benefits associated with the placenta such as:
Increase of energy
Allow for a faster recovery
Reduce the probability of baby blues and postpartum depression
Reduce the probability of iron deficiency
Balance hormones and decrease insomnia
If you have questions or would like more info regarding placenta encapsulation contact Kelly.
I knew nothing about consuming my placenta on my first pregnancy. This time around, because I have been hanging out with the “crunchies” for a while, I decided to give it a go. What I learned is that consuming your placenta can keep the baby blues away, increase energy, speed up recovery, balance hormones and decrease postpartum bleeding. The only “negative” effect I’ve heard of was that it could interfere with milk supply. My friends who consumed it, all experienced positive effects, including optimal milk production so I figured, why not give it a try! I decided to have mine encapsulated and made into a tincture. The tincture can even be kept till I go into menopause!!! So far, I haven’t had any “blues” and have a lot of energy!! Kelly is AMAZING and so knowledgeable! She had mine done and delivered at 3 days postpartum!!!
D.E (Mother of a 4 year old and 2 month old baby)
Kelly is awesome!! Before going into the hospital to have my baby I was consulting with another doula for placenta encapsulation and she didn't get back to me before I went into labor. My midwife referred us to Kelly right after we birthed my daughter, my husband called her and she got back to use right away! She came the very next day to pick up the placenta and I was just so impressed by her professionalism and promptness. She delivered the placenta capsules and tincture along with an umbilical cord keepsake just 3 days after I had my baby! I couldn't believe it, she sat down with us and explained how everything works and was so warm and friendly. She has since followed up to check in and see how I am doing and the customer service is just great. Will definitely be back when I have another baby and recommend to anyone that wants to preserve the amazing nutrients of the placenta!!