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
increase in iron store levels
Here are a few recently released studies:
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.