When people hear about encapsulation of a placenta there are usually two responses:
1. That sounds interesting
2. That sounds gross
Even some of the women who begin at the “that sounds gross” thought, still choose encapsulation because the benefits can be so life changing.
We’re talking …
- Less postpartum depression and anxiety
- Less postpartum bleeding
- Less baby blues
- Increase of energy – can we get a heck yeah?!!
- Regulation of milk supply
- Less postpartum hair loss & more
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I (Andrea) encapsulated my placenta with my third child. My older two kiddos, I had very rough postpartum hormonal issues and severe postpartum depression. When I became pregnant with my third child, I searched high and low to find something that could help me better survive this time around.
I came across placenta encapsulation through some internet searches, and I was one of those that went, “gross”. BUT, there were so many andedotal experiences that these mothers had that were overwhelming positive, after ingesting the capsules, that I was willing to try just about anything.
I will preface this next statement with a very large (I don’t KNOW if it was the capsules or the placebo effect) BUT what I do know is that my third child’s postpartum recovery was AMAZING!! I healed quicker, I felt better and WAY more energized. I didn’t lose as much postpartum hair, and my milk was the perfect amount. So much that we actually breastfed until he was 3.5 years old. Was it the capsules? I truly believe so, do I have proof, no. That was my last kiddo, but I would have done the capsules again in a heartbeat!
What do you think? Would you try placenta encapsulation?
REVIEWS FROM PAST PLACENTA CLIENTS:
We decided to do the placenta encapsulation! Honestly, at first I was a little apprehensive but I thought what the heck! As a new mom I am going to need all the extra energy, motivation and emotional regulation I can get, right?! BEST DECISION EVER! Let me tell ya those first few weeks with a newborn are HARD but I would look forward to my capsules. Upon taking them I would have a boost of energy and mood. I remember telling my husband these are magic! Not only did they help with my mood and energy but instead of losing hair postpartum which is a common complaint after giving birth, my hair actually got stronger and longer! My skin still continued to glow and I genuinely feel that placenta encapsulation helped prevent postpartum depression and anxiety! – Aspen
I had the placenta encapsulation done w them and it’s also highly recommended. It helped my hormones balance tremendously. I could tell a difference when I didn’t take the capsules vs when I did. – Kaylynne