Custom made for you, by you.

Directly after delivery, a mom’s hormones drop by 20 to 30 times what it was in pregnancy, including estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormones and endorphins.  Put the exertion of labor on top of that, add in excessive bleeding, uterine/vaginal healing, and sleep deprivation and you get postpartum depression or “the baby blues.” 

 

A woman’s placenta contains all of these lost hormones and more, plus the loads of nutrition that literally built her baby from scratch.  Why would you throw away such a precious organ??  It was custom made for you, by you.

 

Placenta encapsulation gives the mom the opportunity to feed vital hormones and nutrients back into her system, not just to feel more energized and stable, but to boost her milk supply, her strength and baby’s weight and immune system.

 

Almost all mammals eat their placenta after birth.  Knowing what we know about placentophagy now, this makes total sense.

 

Benefits of Placentophagy:

 

  • Increases energy and ability to recover after birth and any stressful event
  • Stabilizes Mood
  • Lowers risk for postpartum depression
  • Reduces Postpartum Bleeding
  • Stimulates libido
  • Increases protein and lactose content in breast milk making baby grow stronger/bigger
  • Improves immune system of mom and baby
  • Helps heal uterus and return to its pre-pregnancy size
  • Increases oxytocin—good feeling hormones—bonding with baby and mother instincts
  • Decreases pain and inflammation—quickens healing process

How it works:

Placenta Encapsulation is a safe and sanitary process of drying your placenta and putting into capsules for your ingestion. 

I arrange with you either a pick-up or drop-off of your placenta directly after delivery.  Your capsules will be ready for you within 24 hours.

*The benefit of getting the tincture is you can continue ingesting placenta after capsules are complete.  You can also save it for a girl baby to take during her first menstruation to help regulate her hormones as she transitions to a woman.


Did you know...?

The placenta is composed of beneficial hormones, chemicals, iron, and proteins. These healing substances include:

§  Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.

§  Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.

§  Oxytocin: Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.

§  Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.

§  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.

§  Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.

§  Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.

§  Interferon: Triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.

§  Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.

§  Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.

§  Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.

§  Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.

§  Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules which support the immune system.

§  Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.

From http://www.placentawise.com/research-studies-supporting-placenta-encapsulation/

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placentophagy

http://psychotherapy.com/mom.html

Placenta encapsulation has been really beneficial to my mood and overall healing and it gives me energy when I’m feeling low.
— Annette Amor, Artist and Mother. Alhambra, California