Placenta encapsulation is the process of using your placenta to prepare postpartum supplements. There are many benefits to consuming your placenta as a supplement after the birth of your baby.
Decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression
Increase and enrichment of breastmilk
Increase in energy
Decrease in lochia, postpartum bleeding
Decrease in iron deficiency
Decrease in insomnia or sleeping disorders
Decrease in postpartum night sweats
The placenta’s hormonal make-up is completely unique to the mother and baby. No prescription, vitamin, or herbal supplement can do what one placenta pill can. How amazing is that? The theory is that you are replacing the hormones lost during the birthing process. There is no evidence to support this theory because no broad study has ever been done. Hopefully, that will change soon. Anecdotal evidence points to placenta encapsulation being of great benefit.
One placenta yields around 60-120 pills depending on the size of the placenta. The placenta is cooked, dried, and ground to make the supplements. Herbs can be added if the mother chooses. We also make placenta salves (to be used for any postpartum tearing, hemorrhoids, or cracked nipples) and placenta tinctures (to be used for menstrual symptoms when your monthly cycle returns.)
Lotus Blossom Birth must be contacted before delivery that you will want these services. We must also be contacted within four hours of the baby’s birth to ensure safe keeping of the placenta. A return time is normally within 48 hours of picking up the placenta.
Contact us here with any questions or to schedule your encapsulation!