The benefits of encapsulating, your placenta include increased, energy and hormone regulation. It can help balance, hormones and increase energy levels after childbirth, as well as improve milk production. Additionally, it provides natural pain, relief, replenishment of lost energy, stores, and nourishment. It also helps reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety. The placenta contains high levels of nutrients and hormones that may help speed up, postpartum healing, reduce inflammation, and provide iron to a mother who has lost blood in Labor. Benefits of placenta encapsulation have not been proven by research, but anecdotal information from mothers have claimed that ingestion of the placenta can aid in:
*Lactation by helping to increase milk production (the placenta contains prolactin) *Postpartum mood disorders or baby blues (the placenta contains CRH) *Pain Relief *Anemia through increased iron levels (the placenta contains hemoglobin) *Fatigue through increased energy levels (the placenta contains TSH-Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) *Sleep cycles *Reducing bleeding and returning the uterus to its original size *Providing Immunity (presence of immune factors) Some moms who have worked with me reported feeling a change within minutes. They experienced having increased lactation, better mood, more energy, less after pains, sounder sleep and less bleeding.
What Hormones are containeD in your placenta?
Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
Prolactin: promotes lactation.
Oxytocin: for pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant. In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a feeling of connectedness with others,
Thyroid stimulating hormone: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events.
Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks energy stores,
Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections,
Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition,
Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing,
Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.
IS GBS SAFE TO DO PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION ?
Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that naturally lives in the gastrointestinal tract in up to 25% of all healthy adult women; most of whom have no symptoms. GBS tests are given between 35 and 37 weeks gestation.
When a pregnant woman tests positive for GBS, it means that the bacteria has colonized in her vagina or rectum; it does not mean that there is an active, live infection.
Mothers who test positive for GBS, will most-likely be put on antibiotics via an IV during labor to make sure the baby doesn’t contract the infection, but if no antibiotics are given, there is a 1 in 200 chance that the baby will become infected.
Many women who test positive at 37 weeks will no longer be GBS positive at delivery and some who tested negative at 37 weeks will be positive for the bacteria at delivery but never know it.
GBS IS NOT a contraindication for placental consumption, but it does dictate how the placenta is prepared…NEVER RAW. GBS is NOT RECOMMENDED for raw stem cell therapy, smoothies, raw encapsulation & raw tinctures. It is OKAY however, for encapsulation when using the TCM-inspired method (steaming prior to dehydration) and dehydrating at a higher temperature (165 degrees) for the first hour of dehydration.
This is the only method of preparation offered to those with GBS.TCM method -It is lightly steamed with ginger (which is said to be used for its warming aroma during the steam) and myrrh which is said to draw the essence of the placenta out during the steam. This is great when you have lost blood and need to keep your body's temperature warm, or as the only method that can be done for a mother with Group B Strep Infection (GBS).
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Make your deposit of half the amount to hold my time, with the remainder due upon pick up of placenta day of delivery.
The placenta is picked up on the day of birth. The mama must make sure to place the placenta on
ice until I arrive with ice chest.
Mama alerts me that labor has started, and I begin to communicate with partner/ doula, and meet outside of hospital entrance when baby is born to collect placenta.
Preparation: It is then sliced into thin strips, and placed in a dehydrator to remove all water for a period of a minimum of 12 hours. Once dehydrated it is then ground into a powder and encapsulated into pills, with an average of 125+ pills (plant based veggie capsules avail on request). If Tincture is requested it is made with 100 proof alcohol and a piece of raw placenta, and choice of bitters for flavor.
Care and cleanliness is most important during this process. No cross contamination occurs. Protective Gear (PPS) such as gloves + googles are used during the entire process. Each placenta has its own disposable cutting board and all instrumentation is cleaned thoroughly before and after each use with disinfectant and adhering to all the appropriate protocols and recommendations set by the CDC.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances, you will receive your placenta supplements within 24 hours of your birth so that you can maximize your health which is critical for faster and more effective recovery. I serve the greater Los Angeles area, out of state requests are possible with shipping to be discussed.