Mammals have a long standing history of consuming their birthed placentas due to the rich, hormones, placental blood and nutrients it
contains which are essential to the postpartum healing process.
~ pick up/ drop off of placenta and 4 weeks of on call time
~ preparation, materials, supplies
~ a jar of your capsules with instructions on how to take and properly store them
~ dried umbilical chord keepsake
~ (optional) replenishable tincture with a long shelf life for use after all capsules are consumed
~ promotes a healthy milk supply
~ replenishes hormones after birth
~ increases energy/ lower cortisol levels
~ decrease in postpartum depression symptoms
~ anti-inflammatory properties
~ immune system boost
~ shorter postpartum healing time
a deeper dive
Rich in nutrients and hormones, the placenta has been consumed in many cultures throughout history for it's undeniable benefits in postnatal healing! Almost all mammals participate in placentophagy, humans being the main exception.
Though consuming your own placenta may seem unappetizing, the Traditional Chinese Method of Placenta Encapsulations is a great way to still receive all the benefits, but in a form that is palatable.
The placenta houses 17 different hormones, 16 of which survive the TCM method of steaming and dehydrating.
These hormones remain in high enough concentration that they can enhance your postpartum period in many ways. Benefits include a decrease in postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms, restoration of iron levels post birth
and promotion of a healthy and abundant milk flow. The increased levels of oxytocin that will remain
present in the body while taking the capsules lessens bleeding and the passing of lochia following birth, maximizes
early bonding with your new baby and eases the journey your uterus takes to return to it's pre pregnancy size.