Healing. Replenishing. Powerful. Peaceful.
Your placenta is an incredible organ! For centuries, the placenta has been honoured as a powerful and sacred medicine for postpartum (the period after birth). It’s healing and nourishing properties can continue to be utilsed after baby’s birth, to nurture the new mother as she transitions to motherhood. Many women are now choosing nature’s simple remedy to help rebalance their body, mind and soul; replenish their bodies with vital nutrients and hormones; and encourage an easeful recovery from birth.
Women who consume their placenta report benefits including:
- A strong sense of vitality, health and wellbeing sooner after birth.
- A decrease in the incidence, intensity and length of the ‘baby blues’ and postnatal depression.
- Less bleeding and pain in the weeks following birth.
- An increased milk supply.
- A happy, more peaceful postpartum.
Cath will encapsulate your placenta using the Raw or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method. Both methods have their own advantages and it is up to the individual mother as to which method best supports her needs and beliefs.
Raw – The placenta is washed, sliced thinly, dehydrated, ground and encapsulated. This method is believed to preserve more nutrients (iron, amino acids, essential fats, B vitamins, vitamin E), hormones and compounds. This method yields more capsules than TCM and capsules need to be used within 6 months.
TCM – The placenta is washed, then steamed gently with ginger, chili and lemon, sliced thinly, dehydrated, ground and encapsulated. According to TCM, birth is a ‘cooling’ event and it’s essential that the mother is ‘warmed’ postnatally. The gentle herbal steam provides this extra aspect of healing and nourishment to the remedy. This method yields less capsules, which have a shelf life of 12 months.
So as to reap the benefits of your placenta capsules as soon as possible following the birth of your baby, Cath collects your placenta within 24 hours of birth. Your placenta needs to be handled with care and stored in the fridge until collection. Your unique supplements will be delivered to you within 24-48 hours of collection, and you can begin taking them immediately!
It is an honour to work with your placenta and full reverence is paid to the beauty, power and individuality of each placenta. You also receive your baby’s umbilical cord keepsake. Cath adheres to strict sanitary procedures and holds current certificates in safe food handling and blood borne pathogens.
Placenta Encapsulation fee – $200. Full payment is required upon booking.
Women who choose the placenta encapsulation service offered by Soulful Birth take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedy.