Placenta Medicine Package
Placenta encapsulation is the process of dehydrating the placenta and grounding it into a fine powder then placing it in a capsule (pill). This is a practice that dates back centuries in the Chinese Medicine tradition. It is completely safe and carries with it so many gifts for you and your baby. Many cultures such as the Navajo, Igbo of Nigeria, the Maori, and the Quecha people of Bolivia, honor the placenta in a variety of practices from burying it to creating a broth. Although only some cultures have an ancient tradition of consuming their placenta, most all indigenous people believe the placenta is a sacred and vital life giving force.
As a trained placenta medicine maker it is my honor to support you in your commemorating and/or consuming your placenta. I believe that you should always be given the option of informed consent. I encourage you to take your placenta home with you from your place of birth (if not at home) regardless of if you want to consume it or not. Most hospitals will incinerate the placenta or use it for research. You can create your own ritual or ceremony to honor the placenta. I have had clients take the dehydrated placenta powder and use it to fertilize their garden or plant a tree.
Possible Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation:
- Restoration of iron levels in the blood
- Increase in milk production
- Increased energy
- Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with baby
- Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
- Hormone regulation support
- Decrease in postpartum depression levels
- Stemming of postpartum bleeding
Your healing journey includes:
(1) sun-screened glass jar full of 70-100 placenta capsules
(1) 2 oz. sun-screened glass vial of placenta tincture
(1) umbilical cord keepsake (can be used as a reusable teething ring)
(1) 12 x 16 Placenta Print
Detailed instructions of use and benefits
payment will not be accepted until after initial phone consultation
The Tree of Life
The placenta is the only organ that develops during adulthood and its primary function is to protect and nourish the baby as it grows inside of you. Each baby gets their own placenta. Cool right? This amazing organ develops the moment that the egg enters the womb, growing at the place of entrance by the sperm. It is large, thick and round and when examined resembles a tree of life.
The most important nutrients found in rich supply in the placenta include:
- Stem Cells and Growth Factors
- Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells
- Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies
- Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells
- Oxytocin hormone – the naturally occurring "love drug" essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding and warm + fuzzy feelings :-)
- Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels
- Cytokins – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue
The Life Line
The umbilical cord connects your baby to their placenta and is made up of one vein that carries blood rich in oxygen and nutrients from you to your baby and two arteries that return deoxygenated blood and waste products, such as carbon dioxide, from your baby back to the placenta.