This is a question that has most likely crossed your mind, that is why you are here right.
Why do some women choose to have their placenta turned into capsules? I can say that this answer is different for everyone but ultimately these women just want to have a great postpartum experience.
Maybe this is baby number two for some women and they did not have the postpartum experience or recovery that they wished and hoped for with their first child. They want to be proactive about what they can do to change that this time around, which is why they are looking into placenta encapsulation.
Placenta encapsulation has a ton of benefits but lets keep in mind that this is only anecdotal and that not every women experiences the same benefits. Some of these potential benefits include increased milk production, more energy, hormone regulation (less postpartum blues), replenished iron supply due to the blood loss during childbirth and possibly a lessened chance of postpartum depression.
Maybe for the first time parent thinking about placenta encapsulation the most intriguing benefit is that placenta capsules have the potential to increase your milk supply. For a first time mother who wants to breastfeed starting their breastfeeding journey out strong is important to them.
Postpartum recovery is important. Being educated on the things you might experience during this period is also important. You just spent months preparing to birth your baby, decorating a nursery, baby proofing your home, taking childbirth education classes but one thing that you do not want to forget to research and take time to learn about is your postpartum recovery.
Postpartum depression is the number one complication to childbirth.
There are many different reason why one may choose to encapsulate their placenta. Doing your research and discovering if this is right for you is important. Our team consists of a Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist who is also Pre-Certified as a Postpartum Doula and Infant Care Specialists.
Ask questions! We would be happy to help you navigate through the answers so that you can see if placenta encapsulation is right for you.