We have a great website www.PlacentaRemediesNetwork.org which has
lots of information regarding your placenta and the remedies available. This is where you
can easily access our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section and find our research section.
What is so special about my placenta?
Your placenta is an incredible organ which has been uniquely designed for your baby and is an integral part
of your pregnancy and birth. The placenta physically connects you to your unborn baby feeding essential
oxygen, nutrients and vitamins. After the birth of your baby your body will birth your placenta. The birth of
the placenta leaves a wound in the uterus which can cause blood loss of 1/8 to 1/10 of your body’s total
volume. We believe the mammalian placenta was made to be consumed and make up for this loss by giving
the new mother essential fats, proteins, bioavailable iron and essential hormones to heal wounds and aid
the body in self recovery after birth.
Why should I consider consuming my placenta?
Dried placenta powder was recognised as a potent medicine in Europe for centuries and used to treat and
cure many ailments, mostly those surrounding birth. However, since the late 19th century, most natural
birthing methods have been replaced by modern birthing techniques, losing along the way many valuable traditions practiced for centuries. The benefits of consuming the placenta are being rediscovered and scientists are beginning to study placentophagy. Today there is anecdotal evidence and scientific studies that suggest consuming the placenta can be just as beneficial for humans as it is for other mammals. Testimonials from our clients reveal that consuming the placenta after birth may improve energy levels, increase milk production and reduce bleeding and the risk of postpartum haemorrhage, thus creating an overall healthier post-birth recovery.
Could placenta capsules help with ‘Baby Blues’ and/or Post-Natal Depression?
The ‘baby blues’ is a known phenomenon after childbirth and mothers are often told to expect to feel sad, anxious and very emotional around the third day after the birth, usually coinciding with your milk coming in. These symptoms can sometimes develop into post-natal depression. Studies have proven that the symptoms of post-natal depression are linked with a significant lack of essential nutrients and hormones such as progesterone, vitamin B6 and CRH (our stress reducer hormone), all of which are of high supply in the placenta. Consuming the placenta in raw smoothies or in capsules is thought to nourish the mother, replacing lost essential nutrients and hormones following birth and may help to prevent the ‘baby blues’ and post-natal depression.
When should I book my placenta encapsulation service?
Book your encapsulation as early as you know you want to do it, but at least 3 wks before your estimated due date. (Although, I once got an inquiry from a woman whilst she was in labour! And, yes I did encapsulate for her!)
Approx. 3 wks before your estimated due date, your chiller pack with be delivered. We will have a chat to go through the paperwork/process. After you have birthed your baby and placenta, your midwife will place your placenta in the container. Your birth partner will put the container into the cooler bag, surrounded by the freezer blocks. Your birth partner will call me and I will come to the hospital/home to collect it. Your remedies will be returned to you between 1-3 days later. (Within 24hrs in 98% of cases.)
Why should you choose me for your placenta encapsulation?
I am a mother to 4 children and a hypnobirthing teacher so I have lots of experience with pregnancy, birth and postnatal wellness. I am trained, certified and licensed. I hold a cert in "Placenta Remedy Preparation" from IPEN, an accredited training provider, along with valid Infection Control, FoodHygiene and Hazard Analysis (HACCP) Certificates. I receive ongoing CPD training and support. I use high quality equipment to ensure you receive as many nutrients from your placenta as possible. My training ensures that I deliver a safe and quality product to every client. I adhere to government health, safety and food hygiene regulations and my equipment is dedicated to the preparation of placenta remedies and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each client. I focus on the Mother-I ensure your placenta encapsulation is simple and stress free giving you time to focus on your newborn and your recovery. I provide you with everything that you need-you don't need to buy anything.