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 and the placenta can be cut up for the fridge or freezer (or you can be shown how to process your own placenta during a prenatal visit) at no extra cost.
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 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.