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The Placenta is an amazing tool that most mammals use postpartum. Mothers can benefit from ingesting placenta to help ease the emotional rollercoaster of the early postpartum period, combat fatigue, increase breast milk production, decrease postpartum bleeding and aid the transition of the uterus to its prenatal state. The placenta helps to replenish what is lost during childbirth and in turn helps to prevent the baby blues.
Here are just a few of the scientifically known hormones and their functions. These are all produced by the placenta:
- Prolactin: promotes lactation
- Oxytocin: for pain and bonding; known as the “love” hormone
- Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events
- Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks stores of energy
- Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia
- Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
WHY CHOOSE US
As trained PBI specialists, we will come to your home to prepare your placenta. The reasons for this are:
Please read this post on some more reasons to choose a PBI specialist http://blog.placentabenefits.info
- It ensures that it is your placenta and no chance of it getting mixed up with anyone elses.
- Your placenta will be prepped in a clean environment where you are able to see the process if you wish
- As trained PBI Placenta Encapsulation Specialists, our handling and disinfection practices meet strict Federal (OSHA and EPA) and local guidelines. We have also completed food safety certification training.
The process of encapsulation involves cleaning, steaming, dehydrating and putting your placenta into capsules. We use the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of preparing the placenta. This method helps to bring the body back to homeostasis.
How do I care for my placenta after the birth?
Immediately place the placenta in a gallon size ziplock bag and place in the refrigerator or a cooler with ice. Ideally we will start your encapsulation with 72 hours. If there is an emergency and we can't make it to you by then you will place it in the freezer, then remove and thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
How do I get my placenta released to me?
If you are birthing in a birth center this will not be an issue. Most hospitals in the area do not have an issue giving the mother her placenta. If you do have any issues we can provide you with a liability release form to give to the hospital. You should also discuss your wishes with your care provider.
How many pill will I receive?
There is a wide range for this depending on the size of each individual’s placenta, but the average yield is 75-120 pills.
How long does the process take?
The average is two days, two hours each day.
Why do you have to prepare the placenta in my house?
Please see this article for the many reasons why we perform this service in your own home.