Pregnancy and childbirth are unbelievably demanding on a woman’s system and scientific research has shown that the placenta is rich in the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs to recover. The placenta has been used by women after birth throughout history and around the world. The purpose of placenta encapsulation is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins and other nutrients back into your body following labor and birth.
Placenta encapsulation is a vital part of postpartum recovery. Encapsulation ensures preservation, allowing the placenta to be utilized while mom’s postpartum hormones gradually regulate themselves. It is the most non-invasive form of placenta consumption, so it’s usually the most accepted as it comes in easy to take capsulesEncapsulation involves dehydrating the raw placenta. The dried placenta is then ground into a powder and filled into capsules. Each placenta makes 100 to 250 capsules depending on the size. Capsules can be stored in the freezer and what you don’t use during postpartum can be used when you start menopause.
The benefits of placenta encapsulation are listed below:
Increase in energy
Enhanced breast milk supply
Balance in hormones
Lessen the “baby blues”
Decrease in postpartum depression
Shortens postpartum bleeding
Assists the return of uterus to pre-pregnancy state
Replenish depleted iron
It’s important to remember that, taking placenta capsules is never a replacement for rest and nutrition. You just had a baby; your body needs time to rest. Current research suggests women need a year to recover from childbirth. Eating, sleeping, and nursing should be your routine! If you have any questions, contact Raquel at Raquel@BlissfulMidwifery.com.