Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

  • Reduces chance of “baby blues” and postpartum depression

  • Increases breast milk production

  • Provides natural pain relief from the labor and birthing process

  • Increases iron, vitamin B and energy levels

  • Increases oxytocin levels (the love hormone that promotes bonding and well being)

  • Decreases infection and enhances wound healing

  • Stabilizes hormones and moods

  • Reduces postpartum bleeding

Placentophagy (Placenta Encapsulation) is the term used to describe ingestion of the placenta after childbirth. This is not a new concept. It has been practiced in many cultures throughout the world especially in China and the Far East for thousands of year.

Placenta Encapsulation – FAQ click here

Don’t believe the benefits yourself….here are what moms have to say that have recently encapsulated their placentas:

 

I highly recommend using Kelly for placenta encapsulation. I thought it was weird and was convinced I didn’t want to do it until I asked my friends on FB. Kelly was great and delivered everything to us. They make such a difference postpartum and Kelly is the only one I would trust to prepare this in a sterile way.
Heather Dinkins – Posted 4/25/2013

Holy milk supply! I had a issue producing enough milk one day in my newborn’s 2nd week and it was causing excessive gas and crying. That evening I took the placenta capsules I had been forgetting to take regularly and the next morning it was amazing, problem solved. That alone made it worth it considering the women I know who’ve had to quit breastfeeding due to low production.
Tara Kaye – Posted 7/10/2013

Benefits of a Doula!

The benefits of having a doula are many. The following study shows that the presence of a doula positively impacts your birth experience.

Look closely at these amazing results!

50% reduction in cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in Pitocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery

(These statistics appear in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993)