Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation (Vancouver Region, BC)

What is the placenta?

The placenta is an ah-mazing miracle organ that the woman’s ever so clever body creates to nurture her baby. During the second trimester of pregnancy the placenta begins to take over making hormones from the the hypothalamus. After birthing a baby the woman’s body (hypothalamus) can take a few weeks to a few months to regain the hormone production like before pregnancy. Also, following birth a woman suffers a severe loss of iron, about 1/8 to 1/10 of her body’s supply with a normal vaginal delivery. This loss can lead to cells not being able to absorb oxygen adequately, a fatigued and faint mother, and therefore a slow healing postpartum. This exhaustion can also lead to postpartum depression and/or the baby blues. A shocking estimation of 80% of women are reported to suffer from PPD.

What’s in your amazing placenta:

  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • Prolactin: promotes lactation
  • Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory
  • Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
  • Oxytocin: for pain relief and bonding of mother and infant
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events
  • Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks energy stores
  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections

How is the placenta prepared? 

I was trained in the Traditional Chinese Method of placenta encapsulation, by PBi. This includes gentle handling of the placenta,

1. cleansing in clean water,
2. careful drainage of the blood vessels,
3. steaming with spices and
4. dehydration.  

Your placenta will then be ground and placed in capsules yielding 80-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta, and given further instructions on dosage, care and guidelines.

What are the benefits of placenta encapsulation?

Experts agree that sudden fluctuations in hormones, nutrients, and iron deficiency are strong factors in causing the Baby Blues. The placenta replenishes what pregnancy and childbirth take out. Prepared according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, you just take a few capsules a day for a few weeks postpartum to reap all the benefits.

1. Increase in energy. Increase general energy and fight fatigue.
2. Mood enhancement. Decrease the likelihood of baby blues and Postpartum Depression.
3. Milk supply increase.
4. Feelings of elation.
5. Increase in libido. 
6. Lessened postnatal bleeding. Lessen postpartum bleeding and hasten the return of the uterus to pre-pregnancy state. 
7. Resolved anemia symptoms. The placenta is considered rich in iron and protein, which is beneficial to women recovering from childbirth and decreases the likelihood of iron deficiency

My journey to becoming a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.

The first time I heard of "placenta encapsulation", I thought to myself "how weird!! Women do that?? -Gross!!" But then, about a year after my initial judgement, I began to do some research on it as I was expecting our number 4. What exactly was 'placenta encapsulation'?

One benefit of placentaphagy that intrigued me, was the effect on breast milk supply. Nursing was a tender subject and dear to my heart since I felt I had failed in with my babies #2 and #3. Would my placenta help me produce more milk, so that I could exclusively breastfeed? This was the number one reason I went ahead and decided to encapsulate my next placenta, but little did I know that it had so much more to offer me!

As a mother of 4, including a newborn, I was tired. The supplementation was incredible, this MIRACLE placenta, made by ME, was perfect for ME. I must admit, at first I was hesitant about taking the capsules. But after I gobbled them down and experiencing a rapid relief and increased milk supply, I never looked back! I can only compare my experiences to my previous times postpartum , and thankfully I have 3 prior ones! I had just had a baby, and three other kids under 8 (that I also homeschool) to look after and, I felt great! I was healing from my birth, and looking forward to the future instead of sitting around, moody and exhausted. My milk came in gushing. This too is odd for me, since it usually takes about a week or two to get going. 

When baby was about 4 months old, we had another major change in our lives. We moved house. We moved house under a very stressful scenario, that affected me incredibly hard. I was broken, stressed out, sleep deprived and falling into depression. My milk took a dip and I was feeling overwhelmed with everything that was going on around me. Fortunately I had some capsules left over for a "rainy day", and surely this now felt like a "rainy week"! I noticed a instant stability in my mood, my approach to my "problems", I felt more at peace and once again, my milk came gushing in like it had right after birth! The placenta, made by me, covered for me with what I couldn't naturally produce with the stress I was under. It surely is a miracle placenta with incredible healing powers.

Because of my experience, I feel that every expecting mother and every woman should know the benefits of placenta encapsulation and that no, it is NOT gross, -it is AMAZING!

Encapsulate your MIRACLE placenta!



To learn more about placenta encapsulation and your options and my services click http://www.miracleplacentacare.com/

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