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September 1, 2018
Placenta encapsulation and placenta smoothies have become more popular in recent years.
Celebrities like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Tamera Mowry, Padma Lakshmi, and Alicia
Silverstone have all consumed their placentas and gone public about the benefits.
Placenta consumption has a long and rich history.
While the use of the placenta as a supplement has only become popular in North America in
recent decades, the documented use of the placenta for health benefits goes back hundreds of
years. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes the placenta is an ideal warming herb, with the
ability to bring the out of balance postpartum body back to health.
The scientific studies performed to date have been few, but recent information published by
The University of Nevada, Las Vega (UNLV) has shown prepared placenta to contain hormones and
nutrients, including progesterone and iron. UNLV researchers have also confirmed that placenta
consumption poses no risk to the health of infants whose mothers are consuming their placenta
What is Placenta Encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing, steaming, dehydrating, and finally grinding
the placenta into a powder and putting it into capsules to be ingested by the birthing parent.
New moms are also choosing to have their placenta prepared into delicious post-birth
smoothies and healing balms, and even chocolates!
At Shore Grace Family Wellness, we’ve witnessed the benefits of placenta consumption and are
so excited to offer placenta preparation services to our clients. As birth and postpartum
professionals, we have heard nothing but fantastic feedback on the benefits new parents are
experiencing when they choose placenta encapsulation.
Researchers have found that the primary reason people are choosing placenta consumption
after birth is to avoid postpartum depression. New parents are also encapsulating their placenta
to experience: (I would consider linking to your placenta professionals traininorganizationon
here, once she completes formal training)
● Improved moods after birth (think less intense baby blues and possibly avoiding
postpartum depression and anxiety)
● Lighter postpartum bleeding
● Faster recovery from pregnancy and childbirth
● Improved breast milk supply
● Increased energy levels
● Balanced postpartum hormones
● Restored nutrients such as iron
Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe?
Placenta consumption is safe when you follow a few essential guidelines.
Contrary to the recommendations put out by the Centers for Disease Control in 2017, a study
conducted by UNLV and Oregon State University reviewed 23,000 birth records and found that
mothers who consumed their placentas passed on no risk to their newborns.
In order to ensure safety. the placenta should only be consumed or prepared into capsules if:
● the placenta is stored properly
● the placenta has not been to pathology for investigation
● the birthing person is not HIV+
● uterine infection was not present at birth
● amniotic sac infection was not present at birth
● an allergic reaction to medication did not occur during labor or birth
Follow the above considerations and the primary risk of placenta consumption is foodborne
illness. It is essential that your placenta is stored and prepared according to food safety
guidelines. By choosing a professional with a keen understanding of how to safely store and
prepare placenta capsules, you’ll eliminate the risk of illness related to placenta consumption.
Placenta Encapsulation for Eastern Shore Families
Your convenience and comfort is important to us. When you choose Placenta encapsulation
with Shore Grace Family Wellness, our Placenta Professional picks up your placenta and
carefully processes your capsules before delivering them to you, either at home or to the
hospital. You’ll receive information on how to consume your capsules for optimal benefits and
support for your questions and concerns.
You can expect convenient and stress-free preparation of your placenta capsules with Shore
Grace Family Wellness. Contact us today to learn more about placenta encapsulation. We’re
always happy to answer your questions and help you make the decision that is best for you and
Our Mission is to provide families with wraparound services that empowers and nurtures them in their new family dynamics. We want our families to be confident and comfortable in their new parenting roles. Whether you're looking for a supportive doula, wishing there was someone you could turn to for marital adjustments, or looking to improve your holistic health, we are here to meet your family with Love, Grace, and Unbiased Support