What can placenta encapsulation do for you?
Your placenta contains all the hormones, vitamins and nutrients you have lost during the birthing process. Placenta encapsulation returns the amazing nutrients back to your body and allows you to flourish as a new mama.
It has proven benefits for helping mums beat the baby blues, low iron and thyroid function, and reduce maternal hormones which can cause serious fatigue and difficulty managing the stresses of having a new baby.
Studies have found 99 per cent of women who consume their placenta have noticed significant changes in their body and amazingly 96 per cent say they would encapsulate their placenta again!
What are some of the beneficial hormones and proteins produced by the placenta and what do they do?
- Prolactin promotes lactation, increases milk supply and enhances mothering instinct.
- Oxytocin reduces pain and the production of stress hormones, boosts bonding between mother and baby, lessens postpartum bleeding, strengthens the breastfeeding letdown reflex.
- Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor surges the body’s regular production of opioids, including endorphins, which can enhance mood and decrease pain.
- Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone (CRH), low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH can help prevent the effects of postpartum depression.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone regulates the thyroid gland, boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.
- Cortisone reduces inflammation and swelling, and promotes healing.
- Interferon triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.
- Prostaglandin regulates contractions in the uterus after birth, helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
- Hemoglobin is an oxygen-carrying molecule that provides a boost in energy.
- Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody molecules that support the immune system.
- Human Placental Lactogen (hPL) hormone with lactogenic properties that stimulate colostrum secretion and lactation.
- Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone contribute to balancing and regulating postpartum mood and uterine cramping, stimulates libido and assist with mammary gland development for lactation.
- Iron replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia (a common postpartum condition), Increases energy and decreases fatigue.