What is placenta encapsulation?
Placental encapsulation is the practice by which the placenta has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills; within hours of delivery.
What are the benefits?
Tradition and holistic medical customs embrace the notion that there are age old benefits from ingesting the placenta.
Among these possible benefits are:
Increased release of the hormone Oxycontin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant
Increase in CRH (corticotropin-releasing hormone), a stress-reducing hormone
A decrease in post-partum depression levels
Restoration of iron levels in the blood
Increase in milk production