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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, 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.

 

Scholarly Articles related to 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

23 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.

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  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!

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  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

  5. Marlene Bader
    Mar 05, 2018 @ 13:23:16

    I am birthing at U of M, due at the end of this month, and am looking for some information on encapsulating my placenta afterwards.

    Reply

  6. Heather Foster
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 01:16:11

    I am due August 31, can you send me basic info on how to get my placenta made into capsules? The process and price please.

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  7. Lauren Bradford
    Nov 27, 2018 @ 13:51:22

    Hello,
    I have birth a week ago, I have my placenta at home in a deep freezer. Am I still able to get it encapsulated? If so is there a different way I should store it? Thanks!

    Reply

  8. Angela S
    Feb 01, 2019 @ 19:26:38

    Looking for a quote. Also do I need to do anything special after delivery to get it out to you?

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  9. Jamie Williams
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 06:05:37

    Wanting info. On encapsulating. I’m due in May

    Reply

  10. Beth M
    Oct 13, 2019 @ 20:48:03

    Hello,
    I am trying to do some research and find someone who does placenta encapsulation in my area. I had horrible ppd with my first baby and I am pregnant with my second and really would like to have my placenta encapsulated. I am located in Northern Michigan, (Alpena). Do you service this far or know of a reputable service provider? Thank you!

    Reply

  11. Kayla Adgate
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 23:27:16

    Hello Courtney,
    I was wondering how much of a notice you need for this service and if you charge more for travel and how far you travel (Henry Allegiance Jackson)

    Reply

    • mothersown
      Feb 02, 2020 @ 10:19:38

      Hi Kayla,
      I don’t need much notice, just a Consent Form ahead of time to get some information from you and tell you more about my services.
      At this time I do not drive. Do you have a friend that can drive the placenta to Ann Arbor? Maybe someone you know who works in Ann Arbor?

      Reply

  12. Amanda Gordils
    May 10, 2020 @ 04:01:04

    Hello I was wondering if you are still operating during the pandemic. I’ll be giving birth next month and I’m interested in more information about this.

    Reply

    • mothersown
      May 10, 2020 @ 09:18:05

      Yes! We are doing Placenta encapsulation at this time. I am asking that a telephone conversation happen prior to services to go over some extra information and steps that we are taking in order to keep everyone safe. Please feel free to call me or email me your phone number at mothersown@live.com and we can figure out a time for me to call you. My phone number is 734-757-7381. Talk to you soon! – Courtney

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  13. Marrisa
    Jun 24, 2020 @ 17:15:53

    Hi there! I am delivering at the U of M, scheduled for induction on the 18th of next month! I am.very interested in placental encapsulation and cost! If you could send me some info I’d greatly appreciate it, thanks so much!!

    Reply

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