Using the placenta as a medicine has been a ritual for thousands of years in eastern countries.
There are numerous physical, mental and emotional benefits of consuming your placenta.
The nutrients and hormones found in the placenta are considered a supplement that everybody reacts to differently.
Your placenta is medicine powered by your own body. Anything you are lacking in, your placenta will help to restore and bring the body back to homeostasis, a state of balance.
These benefits are not guaranteed but highly reported.
Helps stabilize & balance hormones
Increase in energy
Increase in milk supply
Overall faster healing & recovery
The placenta contains the following hormones;
CRH (Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone): relieves generalized anxiety & depression
HPL (Human Placenta Lactogens): promotes lactation
ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone): helps to regulate cortisol levels & relieve stress
Oxytocin: eases stress, stimulates lactation, bonding endorphins
Growth Factor Hormone: supports a healthy immune system, within stand illness, reduces inflammation, promotes healing.
Unsteammed & Dehydrated
The placenta is rinsed thoroughly, thinly sliced and dehydrated at 160° Fahrenheit for 24 hours. At this temperature GBS, any possible meconium, and bacteria from birth or hospital is killed. This method is more potent in hormones & nutrients.
($100 for doula clients)
Steamed & Dehydrated
The placenta is rinsed thoroughly and steamed at 130° Fahrenheit for 30 mins. The placenta is then thinly sliced and dehydrated at 160° for 24 hours. This is my recommended method as it restores heat into the back into the body. This method also guaranteed to kill GBS, meconium and any bacteria from birth or hospital.
($100 for doula clients)
A piece of the placenta or 5-7 pills is placed into organic 100 proof alcohol, this makes 4oz of tincture. It is left for 6 weeks, then strained and ready to use. This method will preserve the hormones indefinitely. It is common for the Mother to use this when she reaches menopause or for her own daughter when they reach puberty to support hormonal balance.
Placenta Canvas Print
If you choose to consume your placenta, also having a print can be a special way to commemorate your placenta.
The print on canvas using your own placenta blood as ink.
Vaginal steaming, vaginal compresses & sitz baths allow the volatile oils from the herbs to be directly absorbed into the vaginal tissue.
This cleanses & tones your vagina and reproductive organs, oxygenates and relaxes pelvic floor muscles, and encourages faster healing.
Calendula flower, rosemary sprigs, yarrow flower, plantain leaf, rose buds.
Umbilical Cord Keepsake
Many parents like to keep the dehydrated cord as a special keepsake. The umbilical cord is rich in pain relieving properties and can actually be used as your baby's teething ring.
(No additional charge)
How it works
Pick up and Drop off
Your placenta will be picked up from your home/birth center/hospital between the hours 8am-9pm Mon-Sun. You will be given clear instructions prior to how to store your placenta if you deliver outside of those hours until I arrive.
A cooler bag, ziplock bags, and instructions on how to store your placenta until it is collected will all be mailed to you once your booking is accepted.
You must book at least 6 weeks before your due date in order for me to ship these supplies.
This makes things much easier for the hospital staff and gives you and us the assurance that the placenta is safe. This is also included in the price.