To consume the placenta is restorative, balancing and tonifying.
I believe that the benefits for you postpartum are another!
Reported benefits include:
· Increased milk production
· Reduced risk of postpartum hemorrhage
· Decreased “baby blues”
· Reduced risk of serious postpartum mood disorders
· Lower incidence of anemia
· Better energy overall
Placentophagia may seem unconventional and even kind of “icky” to most westerners but in many cultures, and for most mammals, it is the norm.
A Labor of Love
I speak from personal experience when I say that placenta consumption, along with rest, nutrition and support can be tremendously helpful in the postpartum period. After a history of mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, I decided that I would try it. After the birth of my son Ennek in 2007, I used it and I felt great! For the first time after three births I truly enjoyed my “baby moon”. There was also something very personal, empowering and sacred about taking in this part of my son and me.
I realized that this is a powerful, unique service that I wanted to make available to all birthing families in the Metro Area. I learned this technique which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine from local midwives and Chinese physicians. I am honored to offer this wonderful service.