Benefits of Placentophagy
During pregnancy, the placenta transports oxygen and nutrition to your sweet baby. Many cultures honor the placenta after birth. Now many women find that consuming the iron rich, nutrient rich dehydrated placenta reaps many benefits during the challenging postpartum period.
Balanced Hormones and Mood
Decreased levels of baby blues and depression
Faster Recovery Post-birth
Increased Milk Supply
Studies show interesting results!
We surveyed 189 females who had ingested their placenta and found the majority of these women reported perceived positive benefits and indicated they would engage in placentophagy again after subsequent births.
When asked to describe any positive effects experienced, the majority of women in the sample claimed that they experienced improved mood as a result of consuming their placenta postpartum (40%). The second most frequently given response to this question was increased energy/decreased fatigue (26%). Women also reported benefits related to improved lactation (15%) and alleviated postpartum bleeding/discharge (7%). Other positive self-reported effects were balance; prevented or treated anemia; increased strength/vitality; improved/accelerated recovery; weight loss; prevented/relieved headaches; facilitated bonding with infant; reduced pain; treated/prevented hypothyroidism; replenishment/regulation of hormones; increased/improved duration or quality of sleep; uterine involution; increased libido; facilitated healing/recovery; and no reported benefits.
Selander, J., Cantor, A., Young, S. M., & Benyshek, D. C. (2013). Human Maternal Placentophagy: A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption. Ecology of food and nutrition, 52(2), 93-115.
Placenta Encapsulation is one of the easiest, least offensive ways to consume pure placenta. At the beginning, the dosage of placenta pills is higher, gradually tapering off as the women’s body gently transitions from pregnancy to postpartum. Each woman’s experience and results will be unique!
Raw Preparation Method - $225
When you choose the fresh preparation method, your placenta will be cleaned, dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated into vegetarian or berry flavored capsules—your choice. Benefits include more pills, less hormone degradation, greater energy boost, and increased milk supply.
Steamed Preparation Method - $225
This method is a simplified variation of the Traditional Chinese Method. Your placenta is gently steamed, dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated into vegetarian or berry flavored capsules—your choice. Due to steaming, the mass of the placenta is reduced by a third, so there are fewer pills, but some theorize that steaming makes the nutrients more bio-available for the body.
Cord Keepsake (complimentary): your baby’s umbilical cord is dried in the shape of a heart or spiral and returned to you in a small organza bag, ready for treasuring!
Placenta Tincture ($25): a wonderful way to preserve the benefits of the placenta for many years to come for you and even (diluted) your child! This completely unique-to-you remedy is made with a small portion of your placenta and ready after 6 weeks. The many uses include balancing hormones during monthly cycles, depression, and menopause. It can restore emotional and physical balance for your child during transition times (teething, walking, etc.) and illness.
Placenta Print ($15): understand why placentas are called a “tree of life” when you see the imprint of your placenta! We do both maternal and fetal sides, and it can be framed or tucked away to show baby later. (See picture of twin placenta prints to the right!)
Digital Photos of your placenta (complimentary)
Quality Training: Extensive studies and in-person training with BEST Placenta
Certifications: BEST Placenta Expert, OSHA blood borne pathogens, Food Handling & Safety Course
Separate placenta workspace with dedicated tools (many disposed of after each placenta)
Meticulous in following strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols
The option of Medical Courier Service to ensure prompt pick-up from birth location
We love referring local professionals and services depending on the need of mother and family during the childbearing year!
STEPS FOR PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
Are You Ready?
Are you ready?! Here are the Steps for Placenta Encapsulation:
Find our intake form and client contract here
Pay the total amount
Receive a specialized transportation kit to facilitate storage and transfer of the placenta—don’t forget to pack in your birth bags!
As soon as your baby is born, or the next morning in case of a night birth, call or text us at 901-512-7860. We will pick up the placenta or send a licensed medical courier, dependent upon timing.
*Sit back and enjoy your new baby while we prepare your order within 72 hours!*
5. Your placenta pills, the complimentary cord keepsake, Sweet Memories Placenta & Postpartum Guide, and any other items you ordered will be hand delivered to you or sent via mail. The digital photo will be emailed.
We are available for any questions, concerns, or local resource needs! Text, call, or email us.