Friday, May 7, 2010
Placenta Encapsulation... Share your thoughts, experience, knowedge.....
The placenta aids in the recovery from childbirth, restoring lost hormones, augmenting lactation, shortening bleeding time, preventing mood jags, and ultimately helping your child in this vital time of bonding and nurturance.
Taking the placenta as a powder is an ancient custom. Remedies of placenta powder have been well-known for centuries. As a source of rich nutrients, the placenta was considered a gift from the baby by many cultures. Across the globe, the placenta has been used medicinally throughout history as a hormone replacement therapy. The placenta is full of natural oxytocin which are responsible for contracting the uterus, returning it to its original size, and minimizing postpartum bleeding. It is also attributed to preventing postpartum depression and enhancing the mother’s milk supply. Placenta remedies contain both estrogen and progesterone in their biological concentration produced by the mothers body itself. In essence you are re-consuming your own lost hormones to heal and strengthen your own body.
The encapsulation process involves preparing the placenta, steaming, dehydrating, grinding, and then encapsulating it. Once the baby is born, place the placenta in the fridge contact me as within the first 2-3 days after the birth. It is best to encapsulate while the placenta is fresh.