As a Certified Placenta Specialist, I enjoy offering this service to birthing families. People frequently ask what the benefits and risks are
and why I would recommend such an odd practice. The research thus far is mostly anecdotal but many report:
an increase in milk supply
faster healing time
increased energy during postpartum
increase in iron store levels
Cultures throughout the world have been preparing and ingesting the placenta for centuries. Here in the U.S., many people have been using this fascinating and healthful organ since the 50s and 60s. 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.
Here are a few studies that have recently been released:
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.