The History of Placenta Encapsulation
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, the placenta is considered a ‘full of life force’ organ and is used to support mothers in healing after the birth of their child. The first documented usage dates back all the way to 1578 from one of the first pharmaceutical experts of China, Li Shi-Zhen, in a publication called TCM Materia Medica.
In the 1980s an American midwife, Raven Lang, who was studying TCM revived the lost tradition by promoting placenta remedies during a MANA conference in the United States.
It has since caught on as a holistic approach to postpartum care.
What is Placenta Encapsulation exactly?
Placenta encapsulation is the process of dehydrating the placenta into a fine powder and putting the dried powder into Kosher vegetable capsules that can then be consumed by the mother easily and effectively.
What are the Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?
Giving birth is an empowering, life-changing experience that impacts not just the physical body but the mind, spirit, emotions, and energy-levels. Navigating the first few weeks after birthing your baby can be challenging. Your body is trying to adjust hormonal levels, energy levels, and your uterus is toning to shrink back to pre-baby condition. This is a lot to handle! Its easy to feel overpowered and exhausted. Many women are reverting to ancient remedy called placenta encapsulation as a way to transition from pregnancy into new life with baby and end up having a much more positive experience during the entire journey due to this addition to their healthcare routine
Women have reported these benefits from placenta encapsulation:
- Increased energy
- More balanced moods and hormones
- Decreased risk of developing postpartum depression
- A boosted immune system
- Faster postpartum healing and less bleeding
- increased milk supply
- Increased levels of blood iron
- Quicker shrinking of the uterus & postpartum weight loss
- Improved infant/maternal bonding
How can the Happy Mama Place help?
Your placenta has been the key element in providing oxygen and nutrients for your growing baby. It is enriched with minerals, hormones, and iron which all important factors in a faster and easier postpartum recovery. You can opt to have your placenta dehydrated and placed in capsules to consume just like a prenatal vitamin. The main objective is to return all your pregnancy hormones, nutrients and minerals back into your body and slowly ween your body off of them to prevent baby blues or postpartum depression.
Book a Free Consultation to see if placenta encapsulation is a good fit for your postpartum recovery plan and leave the rest up to us. We come to your place of birth within 3 hours from the time you call and have your encapsulated placenta capsules return within 24 to 48 hours.