Benefits Of "Eating your placenta " also know as Placenta Encapsulation:
1. Hormone Support – The placenta contains oxytocin (helps with pain and increases emotional bonding with baby), thyroid stimulating hormone (boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events), interferon (stimulates the immune system to protect against infections), prolactin (helps with lactation, more on that later on), and several other components believed to promote healing and recovery.
2. Milk Supply – “Powdered Placenta Hominis was used for 57 cases of insufficient lactation. Within 4 days, 48 women had markedly increased milk production, with the remainder following suit over the next three days.” Bensky/Gamble. 1997. Materia Medica, Eastland Press, 549.
3. Help With Postpartum Recovery – “For thousands of years, the Chinese have upheld the value of the placenta for the postpartum recovery process. After birth, the majority of new mothers experience blood loss, fatigue, and a crazy influx of pregnancy hormones. 80% of women experience some level of postpartum blues or depression. Full of life energy, the placenta aids in postpartum wellness by replenishing your system with natural iron & protein and helps reintroduce . . . essential hormones back into your system.” (source) Other cultures which are known to consume placenta during the postpartum period are the Vietnamese, Hungarians and Italians.
According to this Chinese Herbal Reference guide, “Giving…placenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States. By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs, Placenta will …reduce or stop postpartum bleeding, speed up recovery, boost energy and relieve postpartum blues.”
4. Energy & Emotional Support – It is believed that consuming the placenta can increase energy levels, reduce post-natal bleeding, help the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state and reduce postpartum depression
That all sounds good right? Most people have questions about the process and procedure.
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