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How Will Placenta Consumption Help Me?

Placenta remedies have been reported by mothers to:

  • reduce post birth bleeding quickly
  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply
  • balance hormonal peaks and drops
  • reduce stress levels
  • prevent the baby blues and postnatal depression
  • boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
  • improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails

The most important nutrients found in rich supply in the placenta include:

    • Stem Cells and Growth Factors.
    • Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.
    • Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies.
    • Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells.
    • Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.
    • Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels.
    • Cytokines – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue.
“I am so pleased with the service that you provided!  My milk supply is fantastic, along with my mood, and I am healing beautifully.  The print and the keepsake that you added in brought me to tears.  I can’t thank you enough.  I am so happy that I contacted you.  My husband was skeptical, but has since softened to the idea, and is now interested in my progress, and loves the mementos.”
~Veronica R., Ann Arbor, MI

 

Why is the Placenta so important for post-birth healing?

During and after a normal vaginal delivery (including post-natal bleeding) a new mother will lose between 1/8 to 1/10 of her body’s blood supply. With caesarean section births, blood loss can be significantly more.  Losing a large amount of iron so quickly can cause anemia, leaving a new mum feeling tired, faint and exhausted.  The blood needs high supplies of iron to carry oxygen to the cells. Low supplies of oxygen leave your cells starving and less able to heal after trauma.

The placenta benefits the new mother by supplying incredibly rich meaty iron, amino acids and essential fats which we believe is the perfect replenishment following the physical exertion of pregnancy, labor and birth.

Stem cells and growth factors in the placenta play a key role in healing the wound left inside the uterus after birth by the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall.  A mother will typically bleed for between 3 – 6 weeks after birth.  This blood loss stems from where the placenta separated from the uterine wall.  We have found however that mothers who consume their placenta after birth, particularly after consuming raw placenta in a smoothie or other, bleed significantly less e.g. usually much lighter bleeding for between just 5 – 10 days after giving birth.

The Encapsulation Process

The placenta is thoroughly rinsed, cut into thin slices, dehydrated, finely ground and then put in to capsules by hand.  All of our equipment is sanitized and inspected before and after each use.

Processing Methods

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – In this method, your placenta will be steamed with ginger and lemon before dehydrating.  This is to enhance its warming properties and help your body use the beneficial properties of the placenta in a deeper way. This method also kills any bacteria and reduces risk of spoilage.
  • Raw Dehydrated Method – this method involves slicing the placenta while fresh and raw and dehydrating it immediately.  Women who choose this method consistently report increased energy as one of the benefits.  It is widely held that the hormones are more likely to be bioavailable when the placenta is processed raw. Some say that raw dehydrated pills will not stay potent for as long as TCM pills for using during menopause.

Placenta Smoothie*

To be consumed as soon as possible after birth of placenta.  The smoothie is made of 1-2 pieces of fresh placenta (the rest can be prepared into capsules) and an Organic smoothie mixture in the flavor of your choice.  Simple and delicious…you really can’t taste the placenta!

  • Women consuming raw placenta smoothie have reported that it:
    • Helps stop postpartum hemorrhaging and triggers the body to quickly heal internal wounds
    • Significantly reduces blood loss
    • Gives the body an immediate supply of essential vitamins and nutrients
    • Provides the body with an immediate boost of hormones to begin healing the body after birth
    • Gives the mother an immediate feeling of strength and balance
    • Most mothers who have the smoothie report milk ‘comes in’ at day 2 post-partum rather than 3-4 days post-partum
    • Eases the hormonal transition to post-partum and helps prevent the ‘baby blues’ around the time when milk engorges the breasts

     *Not available to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital patients due to their mandatory 24 hour placenta holding policy

 

Scholarly Articles regarding Placenta Consumption:

Does eating placenta offer postpartum health benefits?-Michelle Beacock-Student Midwife, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire and NCT Antenatal Teacher

Steamed, Dehydrated or Raw: Placentas May Help Moms’ Post-Partum Health-University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Human Maternal Placentophagy. A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption-Selander 2013

The Conspicuous Absence of Placenta Consumption in Human Postpartum Females: The Fire Hypothesis-Sharon M. Young a , Daniel C. Benyshek a & Pierre Lienard a a Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Published online: 25 May 2012.

To reach us now, please call or text message Courtney at:  734-757-7381

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mandyunruh
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 20:35:45

    Encapsulating my placenta: Best decision ever.

    Reply

  2. Kate Blake
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 06:39:50

    Courtney is a great resource . She can explain the process and how it will help you.

    Reply

  3. Natasha R. Margiawicz
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 12:44:27

    I had just delivered my daughter and at the time placenta encapsulation was the last thing on my mind. As we were leaving the hospital the nurse asked if I had grabbed my placenta. It was then I remembered that I hadn’t even called to make arrangements to have it picked up. I contacted Courtney and she didn’t hesitate to drive all the way to my house for pick up, within just a few hours. I have yet to try my capsules but I must say I am very pleased with the service thus far!

    Reply

  4. Nancy
    Nov 04, 2016 @ 11:55:01

    How soon must I make an order and pay for pickup of my placenta from the hospital. I am still very early but am very interested in placenta encapsulation. I am not due until may 29 th.

    Reply

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