The placenta is packed with healing substances. These hormones, chemicals, iron and proteins are believed to aid in postnatal recovery and include:
Why should I encapsulate my placenta?
Placenta encapsulation is a process based on practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This organ nourishes your baby for nine months in the womb. The purpose of the mother ingesting encapsulated placenta is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body following labor and birth. Placenta encapsulation offers the mothers an opportunity to put this sacred object to use, and utilizing it to benefit her and her baby.
Your placenta is created by you, just for you. It has been known to:
* help restore a balanced body function
* minimize the “baby blues” and postpartum depression
* increase breast-milk production and quality
* lessen bleeding postnatally and shorten healing time
* increase maternal energy levels
* provide an over-all feeling of wellness
Placenta Encapsulation - $300
Encapsulation of the placenta into pills is the most common way to consume your placenta. I do a Traditional Chinese Medicine method, where the placenta is first steamed to provide warming properties and is also a gentle way to receive all of the wonderful benefits the placenta has to offer!
Tincture - $30
Tinctures are made from a part of the placenta being added to 100+ proof alcohol and aged for 6 weeks. This is a great way to stretch out the longevity of the benefits of the placenta! Just a few drops can help balance hormones postpartum, during your first menstrual cycle after birth, and even during menopause.
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation: stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.
Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.
Oxytocin: Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.
Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates the production of your body's natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.
Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are impacted in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.
Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.
Interferon: Triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.
Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.
Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.
Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.
Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecues which support the immune system.
Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.
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