I decided after this birth to have my placenta encapsulated which the response I’ve received in doing so has been very interesting and very entertaining to say the least! I had a great time watching the shocked looks on the faces of the males in my family as I proceeded to tell them my placenta was in the fridge waiting to be picked up. I also had to chuckle while reading peoples comments online, I had someone ask me if I would eat one of my kidney’s since I have 2! It was very funny but I know this isn’t a common thing to have done so it was expected at the same time.
So I did some research and the reasons I decided to give this a try this time is that it can help your recovery, restore your iron levels faster as your placenta is 70% iron, prevent post natal depression, increase your breast milk supply and help with your energy levels. It wasn’t super cheap to have done but at the same time it wasn’t as expensive as I thought either. Mark was thinking it was going to cost around $1000! It was $250. Depending on who you have do it will depend on the cost.
The lovely lady who did mine came and picked up my placenta from the hospital a couple hours after I had delivered Lauren and then 3 days later returned to the hospital with it all encapsulated for me to start taking straight away. It all depends on the individual but you can have up to 6 pills a day either with or without food. I started taking 2 morning, midday and night for about 2 weeks then dropped to 2 pills morning and night then to one tablet every morning. There is no after taste which is good, I don’t know if I could have them if there was! It just looks like a brown pill so I think of it as I’m having a multivitamin. Depending on how big your placenta is will depend on how may pills you get out of it. My placenta was pretty decent so I did get a lot of pills.
Is it worth it?
I can only go on my experience between my 2 girls even though my birth stories were so different. But I think they are definitely worth it, if I was to fall pregnant again I would 100% do it again. My energy levels have been a lot higher this time considering I have a lot more on my plate compared to when Georgia was born. I’m coping so much better then I did with Georgia, and I am making plenty of milk on my own to feed Lauren, no need to mix feed as of yet. I recovered quick to, but in saying that I did recover quick after Georgia.
I am so intrigued about this whole process and how good they have made me feel that I would love to learn how to do it! I would love to help new mama’s out there recover quicker and boost their milk supply. It has helped me that much.
So I would highly recommend it all mama’s-to-be to give them a try, just don’t think about what is in the pill and you will be fine! Do you think about what ingredients are in a multivitamin when you take them? I never did so I’m pretty sure most people out there wouldn’t either. Besides it makes for great conversation starter and seeing peoples faces and reactions is worth it, trust me!
Posted by Learningthemumlife, 18th August 2019