Placenta Benefits

Your Placenta

Your placenta is a magnificent organ. This temporary organ that your body creates literally sustains life. It provides your baby with vital nutrients, blood, oxygen, immunity & endocrine support as well as helping to build your babies immune system. I am able to offer mothers remedies after undertaking extensive placenta encapsulation training.

Placenta benefits have been reported by mothers to include:

  • reduce post­birth bleeding quickly
  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply
  • balance hormonal peaks and drops
  • reduce stress levels
  • prevent the baby blues and postnatal depression
  • boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
  • improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails

It holds a lot of nutrients & hormones to help you to recover after your birth. The nutrients & hormones your placenta holds are far superior to any supplement that you can buy, because it is biologically compatible for you & your baby alike - because you created it after al!

These are just some of the amazing placenta capsules contain & there are many, many more! It truly is a wonderful organ. 

Your Placenta Contains;

  • 14 minerals & elements
  • Iron - essential for making new blood. Mothers typically lose 1/8th - 1/10th of blood during their labour
  • Vitamin B6 - Helps with brain function & aids in the antibody making process
  • Vitamins A D & K - Essential for cellular metabolism & immune function as well as growth
  • Vitamins C & B complex
  • Vitamin E - for healing damaged skin cells, used a lot in the beauty industry
  • Over 128 growth factors
  • Stem cells (these are my favourite!) – A study has shown that stem cells may be able to cure disease. Currently used in MS, peripheral artery disease, inflammatory bowel disease & stroke recovery treatments. Stem cells are only found in bone marrow, cord blood & placenta blood.
  • Oxytocin & prolactin – facilitates breastfeeding – boosting milk supply
  • Endorphins – a natural opiate that shuts down pain receptors, thus reducing the level of pain experienced
  • Thyroid releasing hormone – boosts energy & recovery from stress  

Benefits of your Placenta

Labour, delivery & post-cantal bleeding can cause a new mother to loose between 1/8th - 1/10th of her blood supply. A caesarian birth can mean a mother looses significantly more blood than this. This causes a huge amount of iron to be lost which can cause anaemia. Symptoms of anaemia can cause a mother to faint, fatigue & exhaustion. Iron helps the blood to transport oxygen which in turn facilitates the body healing process. If the blood is starved of oxygen, the body is inhibited from healing efficiently from trauma caused to the body during births. 

The placenta supplies the mother with a rich source of iron, amino acids & essential fats which is the ultimate replenishing post-delivery cocktail. 

Stem cells and growth factors in the placenta play a key role in healing the wound left inside the uterus after birth by the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall.  

A mother will typically bleed for between 3 – 6 weeks after birth.  This blood loss stems from where the placenta separated from the uterine wall.  

We have found however that mothers who consume their placenta after birth, particularly after consuming raw placenta in a smoothie or other, bleed significantly less e.g. usually much lighter bleeding for between just 5 – 10 days after giving birth.