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Placenta Encapsulation

Scientists have discovered that the placenta contains hormones that inhibit stress and trigger the release of endorphins. It is also believed that placenta remedies after birth cause women to heal faster, feel stronger and happier, and easier breastfeeding.

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Why placenta encapsulation helps

​​Encapsulating your placenta has to been shown to be beneficial to not only the birthing person, but to your baby as well. The placenta has the nutrients and properties to aid in edema, elevated blood pressure, kidney issues, and toxemia in the mother, as well as colic in your newborn.

 

A mature placenta also contains a high level of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone. A birthing person whose placenta lacks oxytocin due to toxemia, gall bladder issues, or even a stressful birth can benefit from using a placenta remedy. 

Placenta tinctures also work in a very similar way. Birthing persons who have used tinctures have said that it has helped with increased milk supply, mood stabilization, shrinking the uterus back to normal size, improved mindset, boosting your immune system, and restoring iron levels, as well as fighting anemia. Tinctures are made to be used once you have completed taking the capsules but should not be used daily.

Pricing varies based on which method you prefer but typically start at $175 for the traditional method and $225 for the Chinese method. Tinctures are extra but the placenta art is FREE when booking capsulation services. 

My goal is to remove the stigma that has been placed around using your placenta and help you heal faster.

Techniques

There are primarily two different techniques used for preparing your placenta. The first is the traditional method where the placenta is dehydrated and turned into a fine powder before being encapsulated. The second is the traditional Chinese method where your placenta is steamed with herbs before being dehydrated and encapsulated into gelatin capsules.

tinctures

Tinctures are made by taking a fresh piece of your placenta and placing it into a high quality vodka. The tincture is then labeled and placed in a dark area for 4-6 weeks so that the nutrients from your placenta steeps into the vodka. Once ready, you are able to add 10-40 drops into water, tea, or coffee

Herbs

The herbs that I use vary on what you prefer but I typically use: 

  • Ginger which has blood warming properties and also aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients once your placenta has been encapsulated. 

  • Dang gui is used to support, invigorate, and rebuild blood which is often depleted during child birth. 

  • Huang Qi, also known as Astragalus Root, is used to strengthen the birthing persons metabolic function.

  • Lemon which is an astringent.

Placenta Art

To memorialize your birthing journey and the birth of your baby, you have the option of adding placenta art with your choice of colors.

 

You are also able to turn the umbilical cord into a heart shaped keepsake that you can keep forever!

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