Cultures throughout the world have been preparing and ingesting the placenta for centuries. Its 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 this practice.
In my own experience and practice, clients report:
an increase in milk supply
faster healing time
increased energy during postpartum
increase in iron store levels
Here are a few studies recently released studyies:
Encapsulation fees range from $200 for my birth doula families to about $300 for all the "bells and whistles".
You'll also receive a complimentary Postpartum Sitz Bath.