Have you heard that consuming your placenta after the birth of your baby could give you a greater milk supply, more energy and a better mood?
Here's the deal...
Baby blues are a common occurrence. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of mothers experience it in the first days and weeks after giving birth. And because it is so common, nothing is typically done about it until it worsens into a diagnosis of postpartum depression, at which time antidepressants may be prescribed, These medications are passed to the baby through breast milk, and mothers who do not want to expose their babies to these medications are often faced with the decision to either stop breastfeeding or struggling with depression. Women seem to suffer through the baby blues almost as a rite of passage into motherhood...
Taryn Goodwyn, placenta encapsulator at Spirited Doula in Oklahoma City talks about placenta encapsulation
But it doesn't have to be this way!
Ingesting your placenta in capsule form is believed to gradually replace the hormones lost so rapidly after childbirth and therefore eases drastic mood swings that can occur postpartum.