What is Placenta Encapsulation?
The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother. It is expelled from the uterus after the birth of the child. The custom of consuming the placenta, often done as placental encapsulation, is centuries old, practiced most often in Chinese medicine.
Studies show that placenta is extremely nutrient rich, high in iron, protein, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6 and of course, your own natural hormones, making it perfectly made for you, by you. Experts agree that the placenta retains hormones, and thus reintroducing them to your system may ease hormonal fluctuations. And in many other countries and cultures, ingesting the placenta in a variety of forms is common practice because of its inherent health benefits.
"Vitamin P" is prepared the Traditional Chinese Medicine way by steaming the placenta with herbs, dehydrating, grinding and putting it into capsules.
Taking these pills may help to:
• Increase general energy
• Allow a quicker recovery after birth
• Increase production of breast milk
• Decrease likelihood of baby blues and post natal depression
• Decrease likelihood of iron deficiency
• Decrease likelihood of insomnia or sleep disorders
Community Well Placenta Encapsulation Specialists:
Jennifer Moran | Birth Doula, Holistic Massage Therapist, Placenta Encapsulation
Sliding Scale Cost: $200-$300
Jennifer handles the preparation of your placenta in a very sacred way and uses the utmost care in making this medicine. As a holistic massage therapist and doula, she is committed to healing the world through birth work and promoting health equity. She has strong spiritual practices that guide her healing path. Please visit her doula website to learn more about her work and to schedule a meeting: www.mamadoulajoy.net
Shannon Padlog | Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation & Birthing From Within Classes
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Supporting families as they prepare for parenthood is the most fulfilling and awe-inspiring work Shannon has ever done! She's been serving families as a birth doula, Birthing From Within Mentor and placenta encapsulator since 2009. By nature, birth is a unique and deeply personal experience and each mom-to-be has her own set of hopes and expectations. Shannon strives to offer non-judgmental care and mentoring in preparation for this journey, so parents greet labor with knowledge, connection, confidence, and trust. www.empoweredmamas.com