Placenta consumption, known as placentophagy, has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years and is known to nourish and support a woman after birth. It is perfectly made by you, for you and your journey into mothering.
If you choose to see your placenta, you will be amazed at how truly beautiful it is, the energy it holds and how it has been the pillow for your baby to rest against whilst in your womb, but you don’t have to see it to have placenta remedies!
Your placenta holds within it all the wonderful minerals and vitamins that can replenish your energy and aid your post birth recovery.
Your Placenta Package
The Placenta Package: placenta encapsulation, smoothie, tincture, mothers essence, homeopathic remedy, mama cream and baby balm.
Placenta Encapsulation: Traditional Chinese Medicine Capsules - assist recovery, milk production, energy, blood loss, hormonal balance £200
Placenta Smoothie - made with berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries), banana, water and 2 small pieces of your placenta. Taken after birth for a boost of iron and hormones to assist with those first days of birth recovery £30
Placenta Homeopathic Remedies for Mama and Baby - to assist with baby sleep issues, colic, digestive conditions, birth recovery for you and baby, separation anxiety, menstruation issues. You can also reorder your placenta homeopathic remedies from our homeopath £70
Placenta Tincture - this is a mother tincture which can be stored indefinitely and used throughout mama's and baby's life. You can take 1-2 drops as your own rescue remedy for you and baby. Used at times when you are feeling low, depressed, tired, upset or anxious, first menstruation after birth, menopause £60
Placenta Mothers Essence of Tincture - helps baby and momma with anxiety, teething, colic £30
Placenta Mama Cream - helps with sore nipples, stretch marks, eczema £30
Placenta Baby Balm - the natural alternative to baby nappy creams, teething/dribble rash will keep for 12 months £30
There is also a £30 travel charge, so please add this to your order.
Placenta Encapsulation can assist in these ways:
Hormonal Balance – 80% of women experience some form of mood instability following the birth of a baby, also known as the baby blues. It takes 2-3 weeks for the hypothalamus to begin to regulate your estrogen and progesterone. Placenta encapsulation is a natural way to support your body during this delicate time and help with post birth depression.
Natural Iron Replacement – every woman naturally looses between 1/8 – 1/10 of their blood supply during the birthing process and caesarean section births its alot more. This can lead to fatigue and anaemia. Placenta encapsulation can raise post birth iron levels, and so aims to balance energy.
Assists Breast Milk Production – “Dried placenta powder, used in placenta encapsulation, and has been scientifically proven to increase a breast-feeding mother’s milk supply. The first and still one of the few ever studies on using placenta as a lactagagon gave incredible results. 181 out of 210 women who were given dried placenta to increase milk supply had positive results and saw an increase in their milk supply.” Placenta as a Lactagogon; Gynaecologia 138: 617-627, 1954 - read more here
Healing Tissues – After birth you would normally bleed for anything up to six weeks. Stem cells and growth factors in the placenta, can help heal the placenta wound in the uterus more quickly and may slow or cease bleeding as soon as 7-10 days.
The placenta benefits the new mother by supplying incredibly rich iron, amino acids and essential fats which we believe is the perfect replenishment following the ordeal of birth.
The most important nutrients found in rich supply in the placenta include:
Stem Cells and Growth Factors
Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells
Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies
Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells
Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels
Cytokines – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue
Taken from the IPEN website
How is your placenta prepared?
As your placenta consultant I will come to your home and advise whoever you choose to do the process (normally your birth partner or a relative). Your placenta will need to be on ice or in a fridge within 2 hours of birth, whilst your placenta still has optimal hormonal content. Your placenta will be cleaned, steamed with lemon, ginger and chilli and then dehydrated. I would then return the following day to advise and your placenta is then prepared for you into easy-to-take, dry capsules.
Please see below your placenta price list and choose the remedies for you and baby.
Remedies that can be made for you and baby are:
Homeopathic Tincture and Essence