The placenta is the mother that nurtures you. - Halina Krupa
The placenta is an incredible organ that nurtured your baby from the womb. It is an organ unlike any other in our bodies and is also an organ that every other mammal species consumes after birth. Why not us? What makes this organ so special? It's so special because every placenta is made up of different hormones unique to the mother providing nutrients for the baby throughout pregnancy.
There are several ways to ingest your placenta after birth. The most common form of ingestion is in pill form (encapsulation). There are two methods for placenta encapsulation, the Traditional Chinese Medicine method (TCM) and the Raw Method. The TCM method is more common and involves steaming your placenta, while the Raw method does not. Whichever method you choose, both are sliced, dehydrated, ground into a fine powder, and then encapsulated.
Other options for your placenta include, placenta smoothie cubes, placenta salve (to rub on you or baby), placenta tincture, umbilical cord keepsake, and a placenta print (picture print of your placenta on acid free paper). You may be asking yourself and wondering why should I encapsulate my placenta? What are the benefits?
decrease in postpartum depression
increase in milk production
increase of the love hormone (oxytocin), which helps return the uterus back to it's normal size
encourages bonding with your baby
helps to restore iron levels
Once I pick up your placenta, I will deliver it back to you within 48-72 hours. Depending on the size of your placenta, you will receive 100-200 capsules. All packages include proper storage and instructions for how & when to use, and store your items. Mother Moon Wellness birth and/or postpartum doula clients receive $25 off placenta encapsulation!
Placenta pills, print, balm, tincture, and umbilical cord keepsake.