Portland Placenta Encapsulation
If you are looking to boost your postpartum recovery Placenta Power in Portland is here to help!
How Could Placenta help a postpartum woman?
Placenta encapsulation provides you with an easy way to access the healing potential of your placenta in a convenient pill-form. Placenta has been used as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries because of its richly beneficial qualities. Encapsulation may provide you with healing benefits to aid your postpartum recovery, which could support mother-baby bonding and overall well-being. The placenta contains a woman’s own natural hormones, as well as iron, protein and other nutrients, providing the means to replenish and nourish her body after pregnancy. Having the convenience of eating your placenta in pill-form allows for use in the early days of postpartum life and if stored properly, the pills can be saved for future use as well. Many women who take placenta capsules report fewer emotional issues, have more energy and tend to enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum recovery. Click here to review a recent study on maternal benefit of placenta ingestion led researchers at the University of Nevada to learn more.
Raw placenta may contain the following:
Estrogen, prolacin, oxytocin, cortisol. The placenta contains hormones that may help the body recover from childbirth, increase milk-supply, manage stress and prevent depression and fatigue. If you are sensitive to hormonal changes, having placenta following childbirth could be enormously helpful in balancing your hormones and helping to keep you feeling stable and strong.
The iron present in placenta has greater bioavailability–the mother’s body can easily reabsorb it. Many women are low in iron during pregnancy and following childbirth and placenta may help rebuild your iron stores.
Nutrients and minerals:
Placenta contains other beneficial nutrients and minerals and is considered a superfood. Healthy postpartum nutrition is key in ensuring a successful recovery.
In January 2014, Amanda was featured in an article in the LA Times about the new law in Oregon, protecting a woman’s right to keep her placenta after a hospital birth. Read more here.