We offer placenta encapsulation for mothers in the Chicago area and Chicago suburbs. Placenta encapsulation is a practice that has been gaining popularity in the US in the last few decades. In order to be able to consume the placenta, the placenta is steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Similar to other mammals that consume their placenta right after giving birth as a normal part of the postpartum process, many experts agree that when women consume their placenta after birth they receive health benefits. By consuming the placenta, the mother will reintroduce the necessary hormones and nutrients retained in the placenta during pregnancy that are needed to recover from childbirth.
Reintroducing those nutrients and hormones into your system is believed to support the postpartum period by helping the mother recover more rapidly from childbirth. It has been recommended to save some of the pills to help support the mother during menopausal hormonal fluctuations. It is not surprising that the placenta is considered sacred in other cultures.
Taking placenta capsules will:
- Replenish depleted iron levels
- Increase release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant
- Lessen postnatal bleeding
- Increase energy levels
- Increase milk production
- Be helpful during menopause
Holistic Family Doulas work with highly skilled and trained placenta encapsulators, ensuring that you will receive the best product to help nurture your body during the postpartum period.
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