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Your placenta is your own perfect medicine for your healing and rejuvenation after birth. It is our pleasure to assist you by preparing your placenta in the way you choose to help bring you balance during your babymoon. Our services are specialized to your unique postpartum needs.
The placenta has great restorative properties to assist you with your postpartum recovery. It contains many vital nutrients including iron, protein, vitamin B6, and the hormones it excreted during pregnancy. Just as it supported and nourished your baby, the placenta, when carefully prepared, nourishes the postpartum mother. It supports lactation and assists in the involution of the uterus to it’s non-pregnant size. It facilitates an easier postpartum recovery by increasing maternal energy and easing transitions.
The high hormone levels of pregnancy drop significantly by day 4-5 postpartum, and it is thought that this fluctuation is a key factor in the development of the “baby blues”. By reintroducing the hormones back into your system, many women find that they do not experience the symptoms of baby blues. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), placenta is used to fight fatigue which is one of the leading indicators of the development of postpartum depression. Since iron deficiency is linked to postpartum depression, replenishing your system with iron-rich placenta can help alleviate a major symptom of PPD.
Placenta capsules may:
- significantly reduce post-birth bleeding
- encourage a quick and healthy milk supply*
- replenish essential hormones such as oxytocin and CRH(stress reducer)
- replenish essential nutrients such as vitamin B6 and iron
- reduce stress levels
- reduce onset of the baby blues and postpartum depression
- leave new mothers feeling calmer and more balanced
*Dried placenta powder, used in placenta encapsulation, has been proven to increase a breast-feeding mother’s milk supply. The first and still one of the few ever studies on using placenta as a lactagagon gave incredible results. 181 out of 210 women who were given dried placenta to increase milk supply had positive results and saw an increase in their milk supply. Placenta as a Lactagogon; Gynaecologia 138: 617-627, 1954
Full Placenta Encapsulation
This service includes a prenatal meet & greet, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, cord keepsake (if desired), delivery of placenta capsules and a postpartum follow-up.
Choice of fruit and dairy/vegan
Having a fruit smoothie with a bit of raw placenta added gives the mom a great energy and hormonal boost, and provides the immediate effects of the placenta. A great starter while you are waiting for your capsules to arrive. Can be prepared for you in your birthing location (hospital, birth center or home.) Just in case your curious, (you KNOW you are!) your smoothie will taste just like, well… a smoothie! No weird consistency or taste.
A tincture is created using part of your placenta. Tinctures, when stored properly last indefinitely. They are created with organic alcohol and presented to you in an amber dropper bottle. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and for mother later in life during menopause. Tinctures will be delivered in 6 weeks.
An essence is exactly that, it is the essence, the intrinsic nature, the soul, the fundamental quality of a particular person, place, or substance. The essence of your placenta holds a tremendous power to heal you and your child. An essence heals on an energetic or vibrational level, stimulating our vital force. To make an essence from placenta, we use a similar process to making a flower essence. The final product will contain 50% distilled water and 50% organic alcohol. This essence can be used during stressful times for you or your child. Some mothers will apply some of the essence (with a cotton swab) during teething for soothing. The essence will be delivered to you in an amber dropper bottle.
A salve or balm made of your placenta and a variety of healing herbs and oils can really sooth and heal cesarean section wounds, perineal tears, sore nipples, diaper rash and more. With a long shelf life, this is a great remedy for any skin irritants, cuts or scraps.
Note: Our staff has been trained and certified as Full Circle Encapsulation Specialist. We follow OSHA standards having successfully completed the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training course (in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030). We conform to local health department guidelines for food preparation and safety. Your placenta is prepared using ONLY sterilized equipment and in a sterile environment and while wearing disposable gloves!