Congratulations on your pregnancy! Although positive thoughts and emotions usually come to mind when thinking of pregnancy and motherhood - the transition after birth is not always an easy process and can be plagued with unanticipated emotions, mood swings, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and even depression.
It is for this reason that I have added Placental Encapsulation to my Midwifery Services and offer it to all new mothers on Nantucket Island as a way to help them recover more easily during the postpartum period. I am very excited about the healing benefits this service can offer, and hope that you will consider making use of the amazing healing potential of your very special placenta!
Benefits of the Placenta
Consumption of the placenta is not new to mammals of this planet and historically it has been practiced in many cultures.
Research has shown that the benefits of placenta encapsulation include:
• Decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression.
• Increase and enrich breastmilk.
• Increase in energy.
• Decrease in lochia, postpartum bleeding.
• Decrease iron deficiency.
• Decrease insomnia or sleep disorders.
• Decreases postpartum "night sweats"
• Help with PMS
• Help with menopausal discomforts
You can also find more general information below:
I charge $250 for the service. I would come and pick up your placenta at home or at the hospital, clean it thoroughly and then steam it for 20 minutes on both sides. It is then sliced into thin strips and dehydrated for over 7 hrs. Afterwards it is pulverized and encapsulated in "00" size vegetarian capsules for your use. Naturally the whole process is done with aseptic and sterile technique as needed.
It is recommended to begin taking the capsules after your milk comes in (around day 3)*. Dose suggestion is 2 caps/3x's/day for 2 weeks, and then 2 caps/day or as needed afterwards. The most recent placenta I prepared yielded 180 capsules.
*placenta encapsulation can help PP depression because of the Estrogen and Progesterone left in the placenta. BUT, the milk coming in is stimulated by the bodies drop in estrogen and progesterone. So it is best to wait to start taking the caps after the milk has come in.
Testimonials and contact information of mothers who have experienced the benefits of placental therapy are available upon request.