Placenta Encapsulation Services Explained
Placenta encapsulation is the process by which the placenta is drained, cleaned, dried and put into capsules for consumption. The services I provide are just services and no medical advice is ever given. The dosage and necessity for the capsules and tincture are left up to the individual. Currently there are no scientific or evidence based studies that prove or disprove the benefit or harm of placenta consumption. All evidence if anecdotal. Once you have done your research, please call me if this interests you. I am happy to talk to you about the services I provide.
Placenta products you will receive
Placentas are a truly remarkable organ. During birth they are the gateway of life for your growing baby. These organs contain a lot of vascular structure and a considerable amount of hormones. Ingesting the placenta is not the right choice for every woman. Extensive research should be done on the topic before making your decision. If cared for properly, you can wait up to 6 months postpartum before encapsulating your placenta. When a family is desiring placenta encapsulation, they will receive their placenta dried and ground into size 0 capsules, a 2 oz. bottle of tincture, and a beautiful placenta print keepsake. Their capsules will be in a tight glass container that minimized exposure to moisture. Other services such as extra tincture, vegetable capsules or smoothie cubes can be requested. There may be added raw cost for these unique request.
Process of Placenta Encapsulation
I am implementing a new process this year that has shown to be beneficial. The things we have noticed include the following...
- More finely ground powder
- Less stomach irritation
- Positive results reported
- More capsules yield
Proper Care of a Placenta Postpartum
Placenta care prior to pickyp
- It should be in a refrigerator within 3 hours postpartum
- It should be in a freezer, double bagged, up to 3 days postpartum (if kept properly in the refrigerated)
- If it has been 3 days in the fridge, it should be moved to the freezer for the next period.
- It should be encapsulated within 6 months postpartum (if kept properly in the freezer)
Why Should I Encapsulate?
Reported benefits of placenta encapsulation
- Increased release of oxytocin hormone, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with your new baby
- Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
- Decrease in postpartum depression
- Restoration of iron levels (contains 1/4 of the daily recommeded value of iron)
- Increase in milk production
- Improvement of mood
- No GBS or other negative elements found in placenta capsules (tests run in a lab)
Are there any negatives?
Possible side effects or negative aspects to placenta encapsulation...
- Possible dizziness
- Possible jitters or feeling like you are on a "upper" (probably due to no hormonal imbalance in your system)
- Possible stomach upset (possibly due to the high iron content)
- Possibility of passing on blood-born diseases if injected by someone other than the mother who grew the placenta
Who shouldn't encapsulate their placenta?
Is there any situation that would keep me from encapsulating
- To keep myself and my other clients safe, anyone with Hep B, Hep C, or HIV should find another encapsulation specialist.
- If you have Hep B, Hep C, or HIV there is no evidence that you could not pass any of these diseases through the breast milk to the baby
- If you placenta is infected
- If you placenta was sent to pathology for testing
- If there is a baby that passed away that is found in the placenta on inspection (just because this is usually sent to pathology for testing)
How late can I call you?
- You can call me at any point and book the services
- You are never too late to benefit!!! Just call!
- Even if you already had your baby, call me!................... just keep the placenta in the fridge (for 2-3 days or in the freezer from 3 days- 6 months)
- It helps to call as early as possible to make sure I am available to encapsulate it for you.
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