We had the privilege of having Virginia prepare and encapsulate my placenta. She even went to the trouble of making some beautiful placenta prints and a dream catcher from the cord – they are the most unique and treasured keepsakes we have! The placenta pills were a godsend in those early weeks, I felt energised, my mood was fantastic and my post-partum recovery was fast: my uterus had shrunk right back down within a matter of days, and I only had minimal bleeding. Virginia kindly came to our home, picked up the placenta for encapsulation soon after birth and delivered it back to us within a couple of days – we didn’t have to do a thing, giving our new little family more uninterrupted time together…
So much more than a disposable organ!
Placentophagy (from ‘placenta’ + ‘phagy’ = to eat) is the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth. Most placental mammals participate in placentophagy, including herbivores and primates. Fortunately you don’t have to eat the placenta like a piece of meat to obtain all the benefits that ingesting it can bring. The experts at Natural Beginnings can prepare your placenta, dry it, grind it up and encapsulate it so that all you need to do is simply pop a few pills!
The placenta contains high levels of prostaglandins which stimulate involution (the shrinking or returning to former size) of the uterus. The placenta also contains oxytocin which eases birth stress and causes the smooth muscles around the mammary cells to contract and eject milk.
Did you know that utilizing your placenta has the potential to help with:
– postpartum depression
– lactaction difficulties
– postpartum bleeding
– stress and transition
– replenishing nutrients and
– helping mothers have an all around happier post-birth journey.
I have prepared over 150 placentas into capsules and I can prepare your placenta in numerous ways. Each service includes encapsulation (raw or TCM-inspired), cord keepsake, placenta print, information packet and photo of your placenta (membranes removed) SMS’d to your phone.
Placenta Remedies and services
*To apply for any of the Natural Beginnings placenta services, please fill out the online application form here and Virginia will be in contact with you within 48 hours.
**Take note that immediate call for placenta pick ups without first booking ahead will attract a $25 surcharge, so be sure to leave yourself enough time to book in case your baby comes unexpectedly early!