The Benefits to Placenta Encapsulation

Updated: Jul 6

Here are the top 10 facts about the placenta and why you should encapsulate yours!


1. The placenta has many jobs!

The placenta keeps your baby alive and healthy. Your blood passes through the placenta offering your baby oxygen, nutrients, and glucose. The placenta filters toxins, carbon dioxide, and harmful waste before it reaches your baby. It circulates both a mothers and baby's blood without ever mixing together.

2. It is a disosable organ. The placenta grows with your baby to promote and support the health and well-being of your baby. Once your baby is born, your babies placenta will be delivered.

3. The placenta prepares your body for breastfeeding!

Yay for hormones! Once the placenta is delivered, your body is signaled to make milk!

4. The placenta is a gland. It secretes hormones that support your pregnancy like HCG, Estrogen, and Progesterone.

5. The placenta contains nutrients that are believed to help new mothers in reducing postpartum bleeding, prevent postpartum depression, boost milk supply, and increase energy levels.

6. We are the only mammals with exception to the platypus that does not regularly consume our placenta after we give birth.

7. Placenta encapsulation is a preservation technique that allows the nutrients and hormones to maintain potency so new mothers can receive full benefits.

8. The placenta is thouroghly rinsed prior to using a traditional chinese steaming method. The placenta is steamed with lemon, ginger, cinnamon and clove. After the placenta has been steamed, it will be dehydrated for several hours. When completed, the placenta is ground using a motor and postal and put into capsules. The capsules should be refrigerated.

9. The hormones and nutrients that come from the placenta are all natural. They were part of your body, therefore there is nothing synthetic being used.

10. You can do many things besides encapsulation with your placenta! You can make a placenta print keepsake, you can bury it with tree or flower seeds, or you can simply do a keepsake cord with your baby's umbilical cord.

If you are interested in placenta encapsulation, please call our office at 941-249-4915.

Photo credit of Rita Chase

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