What is the placenta?
The placenta is a sacred vital organ that provides oxygen and nourishment as your baby grows in utero. The placenta also provides the essential nutrients and minerals along with water, oxygen and antibodies to fight against disease and removes waste products that are no longer needed by baby. Your baby grows beautifully receiving the nourishment that you provide through baby’s placenta. When the blood from the mother flows through the uterus, the placenta will absorb the oxygen and yummy nutrients to pass them through the umbilical cord and into the baby’s blood vessels. Lastly, the placenta is birthed during the “third stage of labor” from the uterus shortly after the birth of your baby.
What is Placenta Encapsulation?
The custom of consuming the placenta often as placental encapsulation, is centuries old and of the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice! Placenta encapsulation is a process where the placenta has been steamed, dehydrated and ground up into a powder form to be placed into pills to be taken by the mother shortly after the birthing process. The Traditional Chinese Medicine method involves steaming the placenta prior to dehydration with purifying and warming herbs. The procedure of placenta encapsulation offers many health benefits and is often a great option for women who are not sold on the idea of consuming the placenta in raw form.
Balancing hormones during the postpartum time
Decreasing baby blues and postpartum depression
Increasing and enriching milk production
Reducing lochia (postpartum bleeding)
Replenishing depleted iron deficiency
Decreasing insomnia or sleep disorders
During your pregnancy, discover the beautiful ways that your body works to grow your baby! It is truly a miraculous gift to grow, birth, and parent a little one. Honor and nourish with love the changes within your body, mind, and spirit throughout this incredible journey. Make it beautiful!
WHAT MAMAS SAY
Packages start at $200. The encapsulation fee includes the Traditional style of placenta encapsulation, a print of your placenta and a special umbilical cord keepsake. For those located within 35 miles of Sedona, pick-up from the home/hospital/birth center and delivery of your completed placenta pills to you at your home is included. An additional fee may be included for delivery outside of mileage limits.