By Ciara Noble, Kindred Postnatal Products
The placenta has long been known in the Chinese culture and around the world to contain hormones and nutrients that assist Mother’s to recover quickly from childbirth and help with the hormonal changes that take place in the postpartum period. Placenta Encapsulation involves consuming the placenta as a dried powder in capsule form. We have created our top 5 reasons to encapsulate your placenta.
One of the main reasons that we suggest encapsulation is to avoid the effects of baby blues and potentially ease other postnatal mood disorders such as postnatal depression. Placenta pills are non addictive and non habit forming. Focusing on the fact that your capsules contain your own hormones, they are a much healthier choice than antidepressants and other potential avenues to go down after the birth of your baby when you are feeling low.
Another benefit of encapsulating your placenta is increased milk supply. What Mother does not love the idea of having an abundance of milk after having their baby?! Many Mothers worry about and struggle with breastfeeding and having enough milk to feed their baby, however, placenta encapsulation has been shown to help with the increase of milk.
3.Increased release of Oxytocin
This is another excellent benefit to encapsulating your placenta as it can encourage positive bonding and helps the uterus return to its normal size. The placenta is an endocrine organ, so it creates hormones. As your hormone levels drop after childbirth, the placenta pills may gently aid in this - what else is formulated for your body so well?
4.Less fatigue and more energy
Despite a lack of sleep and energy that we all know comes with the birth of a newborn, research shows an increase in energy and less fatigue and we think this is an outstanding benefit of encapsulating your placenta. Recovering from birth is difficult enough and taking care of a newborn is exhausting! Placenta encapsulation can give you the extra energy needed to take care of yourself and your baby when you need the extra boost most. This boost in energy is derived from the richness in iron and is a vital element to postpartum health.
5. You only get once chance (or 2, 3, 4 or 5)!
Time with your newborn is such a joyous, unique and special time in your life and having the opportunity to transition into motherhood as seamlessly as possible is such a gift. Enjoying the journey of encapsulating your placenta is such a wonderful gift to give both you and your newborn.
Placenta encapsulation has become a growing trend and for many it is for good reason. The benefits that new mothers report experiencing have positively impacted their physical and emotional recovery and thus, easing their transition into motherhood. We hope that you have found the 5 reasons to encapsulate your placenta inspiring.
Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.