How Placenta Encapsulation Helps
In the animal kingdom, nearly all mammals are known to consume their afterbirth – even herbivores. Some say this is simply to keep their nests clean and prevent the scent from bringing predators. If this were the case, then predators at the top of the food chain would not consume their placenta and non-nesting mammals would not consume their placenta. But they do! Even when the baby has long since been ready to walk, or run, from the birth site, mammals have often been observed taking their time and spending an hour or two consuming the placenta in the same birth site.
The placenta is most reported to help:
~Enhance Milk Supply
~Quicken Postpartum Healing
~Shorten Postpartum Bleeding
~Bring Body Back into Balance
~Assist Uterus to Return to Pre-Pregnancy SIze
~Help Mother Feel Happier
~Help Mother get better sleep
~Replenish Iron, Minerals, & Vitamins
The placenta is truly amazing and can help to heal, strengthen, and sustain your body.
“Baby Blues” OR Postpartum Depression
Many people have heard of women experiencing the “baby blues”, but many women also think it won’t happen to them. Women who experience “baby blues” may exhibit:
~Sudden mood swings
Those suffering with postpartum depression may exhibit the same symptoms to a higher degree and may also show symptoms of
~Extreme change of appetite
~Thoughts of suicide
~Disinterest in the Baby
In reality, 80% of women experience some form of “baby blues”. Postpartum depression rates are also likely higher than statistics show, but many women do not seek help, so an accurate number is unknown.
Causes of “baby blues” and Postpartum depression can be linked to
~Rapid Hormonal Changes
~Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation
~Physical & Emotional Stress of Giving Birth
Avoid Postpartum Depression
According to a study performed by the National Institutes of Health, “During the last trimester of pregnancy, the placenta secretes so much CRH that the levels in the bloodstream increase threefold. However, it was also discovered that postpartum women have lower than average levels of CRH, triggering depressive symptoms. They concluded that the placenta secreted so much CRH that the hypothalamus stopped producing it… After childbirth, the hypothalamus doesn’t immediately receive the signal to begin producing CRH again, which can lead to postpartum depression. Eating the placenta will raise a mother’s CRH levels therefore, reducing postpartum depression.”
“It has been shown that the feeding of desiccated placenta to women during the first eleven days after parturition causes an increase in the protein and lactose percent of the milk… All the mothers were receiving the same diet, and to the second set 0.6mg of desiccated placenta was fed three times a day throughout the period. Certain definite differences in the progress of growth of the two sets of infants are to be observed. It is evident that the recovery from the postnatal decline in weight is hastened by the consumption of milk produced under the influence of maternally ingested placenta.” McNeile, Lyle G. 1918. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, 77. W.A. Townsend & Adams, original press: University of Michigan.