Before we can understand why Placenta Encapsulation is beneficial, we have to understand what the placenta is and what it does. The placenta is an organ that is created as a result of conception. It attaches to the inside of the mother's uterus during pregnancy. The placenta has six main functions:
1.) it transfers oxygen, blood, nutrients, and antibodies to your baby
2.) it produces hormones that make pregnancy and fetal development possible
3.) it acts as a protective filter to keep out most bacteria
4.) it acts as a barrier, ensuring maternal and fetal blood do not make contact
5.) it sustains fetal functions during fetal development
6.) it acts as a waste removal system, getting rid of carbon dioxide
Now that we understand the functions of the placenta, lets talk about birth and what happens to the placenta and your body during the postpartum period.
Once your baby is born, your placenta is next. Once it naturally detaches from your uterine lining, the placenta is then birthed and a rapid change begins to happen inside your body. Because your placenta was responsible for producing hormones needed to maintain your pregnancy and your baby's development, it was full of various hormones and nutrients that are incredibly beneficial to you. Once you give birth, your body experiences a rapid decrease in all of these hormones and nutrients. This can lead to extended recovery time, increased bleeding postpartum, increased instances of baby blues or postpartum depression, and milk supply issues.
Luckily, nature in its beautiful and perfect design, has given us a remedy to these problems: our placenta. By consuming our placenta, we can remedy or prevent a lot of the problems that are becoming more and more prevalent in our culture. Inside your placenta are numerous nutrients and hormones specifically tailored to your body that can help aid in your recovery and ensure a happy and healthy postpartum period. A few examples of what your placenta contains and how it helps are:
1.) oxytocin: this is often called the "love hormone." It is a natural pain reliever, increases bonding between mother and baby, counteracts the production of the stress hormone, Cortisol, reduces postpartum bleeding, and helps the uterus shrink more quickly.
2.) Prolactin: stimulates milk production, increases milk supply.
3.) Iron: combats anemia, increases energy, and reduces fatigue and depression.
4.) Hemoglobin: oxygen-carrying molecule that provides energy boost.
5.) Interferon: triggers the immune system to help fight off infection.
6.) Prostaglandins: promote uterine contractions to help it shrink quickly.
So there you have it! Your amazing, incredible, life sustaining placenta and its important purpose postpartum! I encourage anyone who is expecting to give it a chance! You wont be sorry!
If you are interested in taking advantage of the benefits of placenta encapsulation, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, (904)710-4057 or via my contact form found here. I look forward to helping you achieve a happy, healthy postpartum period! Make sure to take advantage of the 10% off coupon that is currently available!