What is Placenta Encapsulation?
Article by Tiffany Hickenlooper
Placentophagy: the consuming of one’s own placenta after the delivery of the baby. Nearly all mammals consume their placenta after birth for numerous reasons. As humans it is believed that we used to consume our placentas when nourishment was an issue. The placenta contains hormones made by you, it also contains iron, minerals, and vitamins like B6. As an independent placenta encapsulation specialist I process the placenta using the Traditional Chinese Method which involves steaming the placenta (with lemon and ginger: yin/yang principle) after the steaming it is sliced thinly and put into a dehydrator, after it is completely dried it is put into a powerful blender to pulse into powder and finally put into empty capsules. I use gloves the entire process and follow all sanitization standards of practice. I use bleach and DisCide to cleanse my equipment. It takes approximately 24 hours for the process to be completed and I only process one placenta at a time to avoid cross contamination. All the equipment I use is only used for encapsulating placentas. The benefits of consuming the placenta from my client’s personal experiences are: *lessens bleeding *contracts the uterus *provides greater energy *lessens baby blues *increases milk production. You can read a few testimonials on my website at:www.UtahBirthDoula.com. Contact: Tiffanyom@hotmail.com For further information on placenta benefits visit: www.placentabenefits.info