Placental encapsulation is the practice of consuming the placenta after it has been steamed and dehydrated, or just dehydrated and then ground into a powder. It is placed into capsules/pills to make it easier to consume. Traditionally, the placenta has been consumed in its raw state in many cultures worldwide. The mother consumes the placenta soon after birth and it is believed to have many health benefits, but in particular a speedier recovery from birth. Today, most mothers prefer to consume the placenta in capsule form. Many mothers report feeling more energised than after previous births; their milk comes in after the birth much quicker than normal; and the incidence of postnatal depression is drastically reduced after consuming their placenta. The placenta is packed with hormones, stem cells, vitamins, proteins, natural iron and all the nutrients needed to help repair cells and balance your hormones. This really is a gift from your baby to you to aid wellbeing.
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At Your Pure Placenta I am here to help your postpartum recovery be more enjoyable and relaxed by encapsulating your placenta for you. I will give you instruction on how to keep your placenta clean and safe and I will then collect your placenta from you at the hospital or from your home. I will encapsulate your placenta under the strictest of hygiene standards and return your capsules with instructions back to you within 48 hours.
At Your Pure Placenta there is only ever one placenta being processed at one time.
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The placenta is encapsulated according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The placenta encapsulation is best carried out as soon after the birth as possible, ideally within 48 hours. The placenta is washed and dried, then steamed with lemon, ginger and green chilli. It is then dehydrated using a food dehydrator for approximately 10 hours before being ground into a powder and encapsulated into vegetable capsules.
An average placenta will produce between 75 and 200 capsules, but this will depend on the size and weight of the placenta. These capsules should be taken one to two capsules three times a day for the first six weeks. Following that, whenever there is a hormonal imbalance such as during menstruation or times of stress or changes in breastfeeding pattern or even the menopause, as unused capsules can also be frozen and used when needed in later life.
Placenta encapsulation is best carried out as soon after the birth as possible, ideally within 48hours. The placenta is washed and dried. It is then dehydrated using a food dehydrator for approximately 10 hours before being ground into a powder and encapsulated into vegetable capsules. An average placenta will produce between 75 and 200 capsules, but this will depend on the size and weight of the placenta.
These capsules should be taken one to two capsules three times a day for the first six weeks of your postpartum period.
If you prefer to have both raw dried and TCM capsules, I will prepare half raw dried and half TCM. You can use the raw dried immediately after the birth and then continue to take the TCM long-term or at times of stress after the recovery from birth, or adjust your dosage for both depending on your energy levels.
This is made from a small piece of your fresh placenta, which is soaked in alcohol. The process of the tincture takes 6 weeks. Once the tincture is ready you are left with a liquid. This is the potent tincture, which can be used for a homeopathic remedy. Placenta tincture is strong and useful for all sorts of hormonal balancing; from the postnatal period to PMS or in later life for the menopause.
Suggested dosage is 10-40 drops in water two to three times a day when needed.
Store in a cool dark place and it will last indefinitely. This remedy is only suitable for the mother to use.
A small piece of your raw placenta is tinctured in distilled water. It is then placed in the sunlight and then moonlight. The essence of your placenta holds a tremendous power to heal you and your children.
An essence heals on an energetic or vibrational level, stimulating our vital force. The Placenta Essence can be used during times of illness, stress, emotional upheaval or hormonal imbalance. It can be used by you and your family and will last indefinitely.
Suggested dosage is 1-4 drops in water.
A homeopathic remedy is made from your placenta tincture. I will send some placenta tincture to a local reputable homeopath to be made into homeopathic drops. The remedy is used in times of stress, anxiety, depression, and illnesses.
The remedy can also be given to the baby at times of developmental stress, fussiness, teething, crying, separation etc. The homeopath will make up two dosages; one for yourself and one for your baby.
Rich in oestrogen, which helps build collagen in the skin and progesterone, which inhibits the breakdown of collagen. Placenta creams used in the beauty industry for anti-ageing are made from sheep and cows placentas and are very costly. This cream is made with your very own placenta tincture and a base cream with a drop of lavender oil.
A great every-day moisturiser.
It can also help with dry skin conditions such as eczema.
Pregnancy and birth is such a special experience. At your pure placenta, I want you to remember this precious time. So I will make a placenta print and cord keepsake free of charge as a little thank you gift for using our services.