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The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

86% percent of my clients have noticed at least one of the many potential benefits of placenta encapsulation.

Noticed At Least one Benefit
86%
Better Mood
56%
Feeling More Balanced
56%
Increased Energy
43%
Quicker Healing
43%
Fewer Times of Weepiness
39%
Decreased Feelings of Sadness
39%
Reduced Anxiety
34%
Increased Milk Supply
26%
Decreased Bleeding
17%
Decreased Insomnia
13%
Didn't Notice any benefits
13%
Better Sleep
4%
Felt Like Normal Self
4%

What’s in my Placenta?

When discussing the benefits of placenta encapsulation, it is important to take a look at what’s actually in the placenta. The placenta is chock full of compounds, vitamins, minerals, and hormones that your body can potentially utilize postpartum for faster healing, improved mood and an easier transition to motherhood. While no one (without some serious equipment and training) can tell you precisely what’s in your individual placenta and to what degree, all of the following are present to some extent in healthy placentas.

This hormone is normally released by the hypothalamus. The placenta produces huge amounts of CRH during the third trimester of pregnancy so the hypothalamus slacks off. After the placenta is gone, CRH levels drop precipitously and it may take a while for the hypothalamus to get the message to start producing CRH at an acceptable level. Low levels of CRH have been linked to depression in postpartum women.
An immune booster that can help prevent postpartum infections such as mastitis.
The protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. Low hemoglobin levels indicate anemia, which leads to fatigue and a host of other problems.
An interferon is a protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to an infection.
A mineral needed for hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Iron is also needed for energy, good muscle and organ function. An average-sized placenta has anywhere from 34 to 170 mg of iron.
The “love hormone” starts and maintains labor contractions, helps the uterus clamp down after birth, and can assist the uterus in more quickly returning to its non-pregnant size, therefore minimizing postpartum bleeding and those crummy afterpains associated with uterine involution.
POEF seems be involved in the elevation of pain threshold. POEF builds during late pregnancy, peaks at or just before birth, and drops during the first 9-12 hours postpartum. The vast majority of mammals consume their placenta immediately postpartum, and it can be extrapolated from the existing research that consuming the POEF in the placenta and amniotic membranes can help with afterpains. There are no opioids in your placenta – POEF enhances the naturally occurring opioids that are produced as part of the whole pregnancy-labor-birth hormonal dance.
Produced by the pituitary gland, this hormone stimulates lactation and plays an important role in reproductive health. Its presence in the placenta is thought to stimulate milk supply in breastfeeding mothers.
Cosmetic companies have used placentas for their skin growth factors, and placental blood is rich in stems cells which have a regenerative function.
The hormone released by the pituitary gland to regulate thyroid function.
Thyroxine acts as a catalyst in the body and influences a many body processes, including oxygen consumption, growth and development, metabolism, vitamin requirements, reproduction, and resistance to infection. Many women suffer from thyroid disorders postpartum that can be misdiagnosed as normal postpartum fatigue and the exhaustion that comes from dealing with a new baby.
“Vitamin B6 helps a lot of the systems in your body function,” says Dee Sandquist, MS, RD, CD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “It is important for cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular, and nervous system function. It is one of the vitamins that are behind the scenes.” Check out more about B6 here.
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Silver Spring Placenta offers safe, reliable, in-home placenta encapsulation services all throughout the DC Metro Area. I am an independent, DONA certified birth doula as well as an experienced placenta arts specialist associated with The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts, serving all areas of the Greater Metro DC Area. Preparing prenatally for the changes that your life and body are about to make is essential for healing, rejuvenation, and energy postpartum. Let me help you LOVE YOUR LIFE WITH BABY! I have provided caring, compassionate birth doula and placenta encapsulation services to dozens of families in the Maryland Suburbs, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

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Washington, DC; Silver Spring; Rockville; Takoma Park; College Park; Hyattsville; Kensington; Bethesda; Potomac; Columbia; Gaithersburg; Montgomery Village; Kentlands; Germantown; Olney; Alexandria; Arlington; McLean; Reston; Montgomery County; PG County; Howard County; Fairfax County

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and utilizing placenta remedies.