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Placenta Encapsulation

Cultures throughout the world have been preparing and ingesting the placenta for centuries. It's the only organ we grow and then get rid of. Its purpose is many. Though there has been some pushback from the mainstream medical world, here in the Twin Cities, you'll find that many providers and hospitals are supportive of the practice. 

In my own experience and practice, clients report:  

  • an increase in milk supply 

  • faster healing time 

  • increased energy during postpartum

  • better moods

  • increase in iron store levels

  • among others!

Here are a few recently released studies:

Effects of Human Maternal Placentophagy on Maternal Postpartum Iron Status

Presence and concentration of 17 hormones in human placenta processed for encapsulation and consumption

Notes from the Field: Late-Onset Infant Group B Streptococcus Infection Associated with Maternal Consumption of Capsules Containing Dehydrated Placenta — Oregon, 2016

Group B Strep and Placenta Encapsulation Safety

PlacentaBenefits.info and MinnesotaPlacenta.com are also great resources for more specific information and to learn more about the various preparation methods you have to choose from.

 

 

 

 

Encapsulation fees range from $250 to about $350 for all the "bells and whistles". Other options or add-ons available include: raw preparation for smoothies, placenta processing without encapsulation, placenta salve, tree of life prints, and sitz bath herbs.