Placenta Encapsulation

Yay, or Nay?

Placenta encapsulation. If you’re expecting, I’m sure you’ve heard a few people talking about it. Some people love it and talk to everyone about it, while others think it’s just straight-up weird and gross. But some people don’t know what it is.

What is placenta encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is a process in which, immediately following the birth of your baby, your placenta is taken, cleaned, dehydrated and ground into a coarse powder, which is then placed into small capsules that look exactly like any other vitamin or supplement we might take. It is then given to the mother for her to take over the course of the next few weeks or months after giving birth.

Why would a mother want to consume her placenta???

It has been known to:

  • increase energy
  • aid in milk production
  • decrease postnatal bleeding
  • decreased incidence of iron deficiency
  • elevate mood by balancing hormone fluctuations. 

What say you? Would you eat your placenta? Have you had your placenta encapsulated? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear.