There's a growing trend of using the placenta to help the woman's postpartum recovery through ingesting the placenta, known as placentophagy. The placenta is incredibly nutritious and contains many of the vitamins, minerals and hormones that a mother's body needs to recover from the pregnancy and birth. Many people throughout the world have known the power of the placenta as a medicinal supplement; nearly every mammal will consume the placenta after it's born. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used the placenta for thousands of years as part of the postpartum healing process, by replenishing your system with natural iron & protein and helps reintroduce these essential hormones back into your system.
Traditionally placenta capsules have been used to:
-Help balance hormones
-Enhance milk supply
-Recover more quickly from birth
-Shorten postpartum bleeding
-Prevent or lessen the "Baby Blues" and Postpartum Depression
For those of us who cannot stomach cooking and eating our own placentas, having your placenta encapsulated is an easier way to receive these benefits!
How it's done:
Your placenta should be encapsulated within 48 hours from the birth for maximum benefits. After the birth of your baby you contact me and we will arrange for me to encapsulate your placenta in your kitchen. The placenta is steamed and dehydrated, then ground and put into capsules. I handle your placenta with respect and thoroughly sanitize my materials and work space. Allow two days for the dehydration and encapsulation process. Placentas that have been properly frozen (double-bagged and protected from freezer-burn) can also be encapsulated up to 6 months after the birth.
Synergy Birth Services offers different packages to suit your preferences and lifestyle. Click the link below to view your package options.
To schedule a no-charge consultation, call Gretchen Vetter at (208) 968-3616 and ask about Becky Miller's schedule for your encapsulation services.
PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk. It does not intend to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Do not use this information for diagnosis or treatment purposes, or against the advice of your medical practitioner. Always consult your doctor or practitioner for any health-related issues you may be experiencing.