Placenta Arts Services


Many women report an easier transition into the postpartum period with placenta encapsulation compared to prior experiences without placenta supplementation.

While it is of great importance to use evidence-based practices, one must also respectfully and sensitively discuss topics that may benefit women and promote informed choice (Nursing and Midwifery Counsil, 2008). When measuring placentophagy’s health outcomes, it may be that the woman’s perception of how it makes them feel becomes more important than the medical models and understanding of the evidence (Bowling, 2005; Engel et al, 2008)
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Potential Benefits:

  • Improved Mood
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Milk Production
  • Decreased Postpartum Hair Loss
  • Increased Iron Levels
  • Faster Postpartum Recovery
  • Bioidentical hormone re-balance
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Soothing Salve for Diaper Rash and Baby Acne
  • Mother-Baby Wound Care
For more than 1400 years, human placenta supplementation has been used to treat a number of conditions, including infertility, asthma, arthritis, dizziness, emaciation and hypogalactia (low milk production) in postpartum women.
Wu, 2005. Enning, 2007.
“Placentophasia (consuming the placenta) is the practice or ingesting placenta either raw or modified by cooking or encapsulation.”
Young & Benyshek, 2010
Citations:

Bowling A (2005) Measuring health outcomes from the patients perspective. In: Bowling A and Ebrahim E, eds. Handbook of health research methods: Investigation, measurement, and analysis. Open University Press, McGraw-Hill, Glasgow, UK

Engel JD, Zarconi J, Perhnel LL, Missimi SA (2008) Narrativein Health care: Healing patients, Practitioners, Profession and Community. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxon, UK

Enning C (2007) Placenta: The Gift of Life. Mother Baby Press, Eugene, Oregon

Young SM, Benyshek DC (2010) In Search of human placentophagy: A cross-cultural survey of human placenta consumption, disposal practices, and cultural beliefs. Ecol Food Nutr 49 (6): 467–8

Transcendent Birth Doula Care® and its owner are not medical professionals. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. There is no scientific evidence showing that consuming a human placenta is beneficial during a mother’s postpartum recovery.