Placenta encapsulation is an ancient practice that has been gaining popularity in US in the last few decades. In order to be able to consume the placenta, the placenta is steamed, dehydrated, grounded 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 benefits. By consuming the placenta, the mother will reintroduce the 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.
These two placenta encapsulation specialists are well known in the community for their wonderful work and support to women:
Celena Chavez: is a doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and herbalist. Celena believes in the importance of nourishing the body so that it works at its optimal during any part of motherhood. She has trained with the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, International Placenta and Postpartum Association and Sacred Pregnancy. She mixes science, tradition and intuition when she brings hands on support to any of the work she is called to do.
Krysia Schwab: Besides being a placenta encapsulation specialist, Krysia is a licensed massage therapist certified by the NCTMB, licensed by the State of Illinois, and a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). She also holds a Reiki Mastery Certificate
Contact us for more information about placenta encapsulation and to book your specialist