Placenta preparation provides you with a variety of options for processing your placenta for short and long-term use including placenta encapsulation, placenta smoothies, placenta tinctures and more. Your baby’s blood can be typed from the blood in the placenta at the time of processes and artistic keepsakes are available.
For home birth clients, you are routinely shown your placenta for educational purposes and you may provide all your own smoothie ingredients or thick water color paper for printing and the placenta can be cut up into pieces for the fridge or freezer for raw smoothie consumption and you can be shown how to process your own placenta during a regular prenatal visit at no extra cost. If you want all of these services provided for you professionally, details are on this page.
Consuming your placenta provides you with:
- Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
For some mothers, placenta consumption helps:
- Prevent Postpartum Depression
- Remedy Postpartum Depression
- Increase Milk Supply
- Increase Energy Levels
Placenta prep is available for midwifery or doula clients as an add-on service. If you are not a current client, I am happy to hold a class for you to learn to do this on your own or connect you with others that could provide this service for you as it is too difficult for me to be on call for my birth clients and for placenta clients at the same time.
Placenta Preparation includes taking your placenta home after doula care, or coming to your house within the first week after birth for processing and basic postpartum care. For most preparation, the placenta is tinctured or powdered for encapsulation (using traditional, steaming, methods).
Due to the high amounts of adrenaline in the placenta, and many options to improve milk supply and prevent/remedy postpartum depression, all mothers interested in placentophagy should read THIS POST that covers the known pros and cons of placenta consumption as well as how to process your own placenta to help you best decide if this service is right for you.