Portland Placenta Encapsulation
If you are looking to boost your postpartum recovery Placenta Power in Portland is here to help!
natural healing after childbirth
Placenta encapsulation provides you with an easy way to access the healing potential of your placenta in a convenient pill-form. Placenta has a long history of use as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine 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.
The placenta contains beneficial hormones, chemicals minerals and nutrients helpful to recovery after childbirth:
Estrogen, prolactin, oxytocin, cortisol, Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII, Prostaglandins, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH), Placental Opioid Enhancing Factor, Cortisone, Interferon, Prostaglandins.
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 than most supplements you might buy. This means that the mother’s body can easily absorb and access the iron naturally present in placenta. Many women are low in iron during pregnancy and following childbirth, sometimes unknowingly. Placenta can help rebuild your iron levels, which can help you feel stronger, more alert and clear-headed. Research has shown a connection between postpartum fatigue, depression and iron deficiency.
Nutrients and minerals:
As an organ, placenta contains other beneficial nutrients and minerals similar to ingesting liver. Healthy postpartum nutrition is key in ensuring speedy 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.