Mothers have been consuming their placentas since the beginning of time. All mammals, even herbivores, eat their placentas. Contemporary women are looking at this practice with new eyes, returning to a ritual that is older than human memory. Consuming the placenta returns valuable nutrients and life force to the mother. Birth can sometimes leave a woman feeling drained physically and emotionally, which are risk factors for baby blues and postpartum depression. Consuming the placenta is one way to reduce those risks to promote a joyful postpartum. Some mothers choose to eat the placenta. Others choose to swallow it as a pill.
Your baby's placenta, contained in capsule form, is believed to:
- balance your system & avoid the "Baby Blues"
- replenish depleted iron & give you more energy
- lessen bleeding postnatal
- increase milk production
- help you have a happier postpartum period
- hasten the return of uterus to pre-pregnancy state
- be helpful during menopause
The known ingredients that give the placenta its healing properties are: