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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
Better Mood
Feeling More Balanced
Increased Energy
Quicker Healing
Fewer Times of Weepiness
Decreased Feelings of Sadness
Reduced Anxiety
Increased Milk Supply
Decreased Bleeding
Decreased Insomnia
Didn't Notice any benefits
Better Sleep
Felt Like Normal Self

What’s in my Placenta?

If you want to understand the benefits of placenta pills, you have to to look at what’s actually in the placenta. The placenta is chock full of tons of good stuff! There are vitamins, minerals, and hormones. Your body can potentially use these postpartum. These compounds help with faster healing and improved mood. They can ease your transition to parenthood. Honestly, no one (without some serious equipment and training) can tell you precisely what’s in your individual placenta. However, all the following are there to some extent in healthy placentas.

The hypothalamus usually releases this hormone. But 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 like crazy, very quickly! It may take a while for the hypothalamus to get the message to start producing CRH at a helpful level. Research links low levels of CRH to depression in postpartum people.
An immune booster that can help prevent postpartum infections such as mastitis.
The protein molecule in red blood cells. This molecule carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues. It then returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. Low hemoglobin levels mean anemia. Anemia leads to fatigue and a host of other problems.
An interferon is a protein produced by the body’s immune system when there is an infection.
A mineral needed for hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is 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. Additionally, it helps the uterus clamp down after birth, thus minimizing postpartum bleeding. When the uterus shrinks faster, those crummy afterpains go away faster!
POEF seems to be involved in raising the pain threshold. POEF builds during late pregnancy. It peaks at or right before birth. After birth, it drops during the first 9-12 hours postpartum. The vast majority of mammals eat their placenta immediately postpartum. As a result, we can extrapolate from the existing research that eating the POEF in the placenta and amniotic sac can help with afterpains. Let me be clear. There are no opioids in your placenta. POEF enhances naturally occurring opioids. These opioids are part of the whole pregnancy-labor-birth hormonal dance.
Produced by the pituitary gland, this hormone starts lactation. It also plays an important role in reproductive health. Researchers think its presence in the placenta stimulates milk supply in breastfeeding people.
Cosmetic companies use placentas for their skin growth factors. And placental blood is rich in stems cells, which have a regenerative function.
The pituitary gland releases this hormone. It controls thyroid function.
Thyroxine acts as a catalyst in the body. It influences a many body processes. These processes include: Oxygen use. Growth and development. Metabolism. Vitamin requirements. Reproduction. Resistance to infection. Many women suffer from thyroid disorders postpartum. Doctors tend to misdiagnose these as normal postpartum fatigue.
“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.