March 24, 2013
Jodi Selander, founder and director of Placenta Benefits, recently wrote a terrific article discussing the reasoning behind using placenta for postpartum recovery. The article addresses which hormones and components are contained in the placenta and how losing these components can impact a mother’s postpartum experience. By reintroducing those hormones into new mothers via placenta encapsulation, they can reach homeostasis with more ease and without the blues and depression.
“Since the placenta is known to contain many of the components that a postpartum woman is lacking following parturition, many believe that by ingesting the placenta postpartum women can re-balance their systems more quickly.” (Selander 2013)
In the article, Jodi also discusses the new research recently published by UNLV and how the Traditional Chinese preparation affects and/or alters the placenta, its components, and its benefits.
If you are on the fence about whether placenta encapsulation is for you or are curious to learn more, you can read the article here.