Placenta Encapsulation is the process of steaming and dehydrating your placenta, then grinding it and placing it into capsules. If you can get past the initial “ick” factor, many people claim to have wonderful effects from ingesting their placenta!
Your placenta is an entire organ your body creates to sustain your growing baby throughout your pregnancy, and is what transports the nutrients to baby. While encapsulation might sound taboo and gross, humans are one of the few mammals who do not routinely ingest their placenta post delivery. The idea behind encapsulation is that it helps even out our hormones after pregnancy, labor and birth. One of the main hormones contained in your placenta is corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which is linked to stress reduction. Your placenta creates large amounts of CRH in pregnancy, which peaks at delivery, then stays in your placenta after delivery. Many people say that by ingesting your placenta it can help bring those CRH levels back to a healthy range in your postpartum time.
By ingesting their placenta, many people report having:
- Higher energy levels
- Reduced levels of anxiety
- Increase in energy
- Higher iron levels
- More milk/ easier breastfeeding experience
- More balanced postpartum mood
Not only are there different methods for encapsulating your placenta, but there are other/ additional things you can do with your placenta such as smoothies, tinctures, salves, and placenta art. Join us on Saturday as we go more in depth on the different options, and talk more about this amazing organ your body has created!
Want to learn more about Placenta Encapsulation and get your questions answered? Come to our FREE event this Saturday, March 4th from 2-3:30 pm to learn more and get all your questions answered!
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