What is Placenta Encapsulation?
Simply put, it is the process of drying, powdering and
encapsulating placenta for the purpose of consumption.
Why would someone do that?
Did you know that nearly all mammals instinctively ingest their own placentas when they birth? We are mammals. What is strange is that we have lost this practice. The Chinese have not. They have been prescribing the placenta as medicine for the postpartum mother for centuries. The premise behind placenta encapsulation is that the negative conditions experienced by the postpartum woman can be safely and naturally remedied by the ingestion of the nutritional and hormonal properties contained in the placenta.
Placenta Healing Benefits
Basically the placenta takes over as the endocrine organ responsible for producing and regulating hormone levels in the mother. During the last trimester of pregnancy the placenta secretes so much CRH (corticotrophin releasing hormones) that the hypothalamus gets the message that it should stop producing it. At term blood levels of CRH are three times as high as normal. Mother gets used to these levels and then after birth there is a sudden drop in CRH with the expulsion of the placenta. It then takes 2-3 weeks for the hypothalamus to begin producing CRH again. This 2-3 week period is the critical time to replace the hormones still contained in the placenta in order to curb the “baby blues” and help the mother regain homeostasis.
Healing properties in the placenta
What does it cost?
The Cost for a Traditional Chinese Medicine encapsulation is $250. This fee includes:
Raw placenta fruit smoothie
(Hospital deliveries excluded) Prepared soon after birth, provides a quick energy boost and significant cessation of bleeding-$30
Mom will always have a physical keepsake of her child-free of charge
Lasts for years and is used for immune remedy for both mom and child-$40
(see tab at top of page)-$25 per hour