What is placenta encapsulation and how is it done? 

Before we dive into defining placenta encapsulation and the process behind it, let us first start with the basics. So, what is a placenta? A placenta is an organ that encloses the baby in the mother’s womb. This organ allows blood, nutrients, and waste to be exchanged between the mother and the child. Once the mother gives birth, the placenta is expelled from the uterus.

The practice of consuming the placenta after child birth has been done historically, dating back to traditional Chinese medicine. What then is placenta encapsulation, and how does this fit in today’s modern society of post-pregnancy after-care?

Placenta encapsulation happens when the placenta is made into pills. This is done by first steaming the placenta. Once the first step is done, the placenta will then be dehydrated. After dehydration, it will then be ground into a powder form, which will then be enclosed into capsules which makes it easier to ingest. After which, these pills will be taken post-pregnancy for the different health benefits that it provides. To know more about placenta encapsulation, inquire at the Northeast Doulas website to know more.

Are you sure you want to eat that? Benefits of placenta encapsulation

It sure seems weird to take in something that came out of you. The very thought might make you shudder. For all the weird that it may seem, placenta encapsulation provides you with a number of health benefits! For starters, the placenta itself is packed with lots of vitamins and minerals. The placenta contains iron, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. It can also help you regain estrogen and progesterone, which are most likely to lessen post-pregnancy. This also increases the oxytocin in your body, which helps in making your uterus return back into its normal size after pregnancy. With all these good nutrients coming into your system through the pills you ingest by placenta encapsulation, you will have a more stable and balanced hormones within your body, increase your supply of milk, lessen the chances for anemia, and reduce the risk of postpartum depression. The release of hormones in your body also helps you bond well with your baby. If you’re still curious and wanting to inquire more about the benefits of placenta encapsulation, visit the Northeast Doulas website. Their team of experts will be more than happy to accommodate you and your queries!

Placenta encapsulation- is it safe? 

All the health benefits mentioned are for the benefit of the mother. Placenta encapsulation does not appear to have any risks when ingested by the mother. It is, however, best to remember that the placenta must be kept refrigerated if you are not going to use it right away for placenta encapsulation. If you are still wondering whether you should try placenta encapsulation, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice of a professional when it comes to pregnancy care. Northeast Doulas offers services that cater towards guiding mothers and families in making the best decision for pre- and post-pregnancy care. Consult with Northeast Doulas for more information.

Will it cost me an arm and a leg? 

It depends! Placenta encapsulation, on average, ranges from $125 to $425 depending on the cost estimate that will be provided to you by the company where you have inquired. You may also opt to try your hand at it and go the do-it-yourself way. There are tutorials available on the internet that can help you get started on placenta encapsulation. You will just have to purchase the necessary materials needed for you to get started such as capsules, a capsule machine, dehydrator, rubber gloves, and storage for your finished product. Save yourself the stress though! Placenta encapsulation is one of the services being offered at Northeast Doulas. You may inquire with the experts at Northeast Doulas on how much placenta encapsulation will cost you.

Where do I go to know more about placenta encapsulation? 

Head over to the Northeast Doulas website to know more about placenta encapsulation! Northeast Doulas offers placenta encapsulation services, as well as other services such as labor doulas and postpartum doulas. With over eighteen years of service under their belt, you are sure that you are receiving the best professional doula services at Northeast Doulas. What are you waiting for? Contact them through their email at info@northeastdoulas.com or give them a call at 914-736-7700. You may also visit their locations at Greenwich, Westchester and NYC. Start your family’s pregnancy journey hand in hand with Northeast Doulas, today!