& Belly Binding
serving tri-cities, wa
& surrounding areas
There are many traditions and uses for the placenta after the birth of a child. I practice a method inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the placenta is steamed over the herbs myrrh and ginger, dehydrated, and processed into a coarse powder. That powder is then encapsulated for the mother's use as she needs it throughout the postpartum period. If you're interested in experiencing the benefits of placenta encapsulation, I would love to be of service to you.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-75% of all new mothers experience negative feelings and/or mood swings after the birth of their baby. Women are feeling low and even depressed during what should be one of the most momentous times of their lives, and here we have a way to combat those feelings. The purpose of the mother ingesting encapsulated placenta is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, her own natural hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body following labor and birth that have shown to help replenish depleted iron, assist in the prevention of “baby blues” and the more serious postpartum depression, increase breast milk supply & quality, lessen bleeding postnatally, hasten return of uterus to its pre-pregnancy state, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an overall feeling of wellness and balance.
By having your placenta encapsulated, you're able to experience the benefits this amazing organ provides without chewing or tasting anything - just swallow with a sip of your drink of choice, and you're done. Placenta capsules can be taken as needed in the postpartum period and saved in the freezer for later use during PMS, menopause, or other times of stress and transition throughout life. For safety reasons, your placenta should only be ingested by you and nobody else.
In addition to Placenta Encapsulation Services, I offer placenta tinctures, placenta smoothie cubes, placenta prints, umbilical cord keepsakes, and Sacred Bengkung Belly Binding. Feel free to contact me if you'd like more information, or to schedule my services for yourself or a loved one. I would love to help bless you with a happier, healthier, more blissful postpartum!
I have received specialized training from Placenta Benefits.info and have completed an approved educational course in Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Doulas, Midwives, & Placenta Encapsulators in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1090.1030. I am also trained in Food Safety and am a Washington State Food Worker Card holder. I follow these standards with each client and placenta I work with.
"Postpartum depression and anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks - literally almost over night. I couldn't drive, I couldn't go to the grocery store, I wasn't bathing - I was crying so much, I'm surprised I had any tears left. I wasn't doing anything except for taking care of my sweet Kingston. I do not normally cry nor do I EVER have anxiety...I took 2 capsules 3 times a day and within 4 days I felt AMAZING. It all just literally went away. I was no longer sobbing, having anxiety or dizziness - I FELT NORMAL! I am now a true believer and will undoubtedly do this "placenta business" with every subsequent pregnancy. It was life changing for me - seriously LIFE CHANGING! Thanks for what you do!"
— Melissa M.
"Placentas are amazing organs. They foster life in the womb from the time they are formed, but their role and influence does not cease at birth. Instead, they are perfectly created to nourish the mother and help her recover more quickly from the birth and pregnancy itself. By allowing her system to gradually balance itself, placenta capsules ease the transition to motherhood for many women.
If a woman is at her optimum in health and well-being, then she is unquestionably able to mother her baby and nurture her family at a higher level. No mother can perform at her peak when her system is depleted and she is exhausted. The placenta, grown in her womb and symbiotically integrated into her system, can replenish and revitalize her, giving her the energy and resources she needs for the most important endurance challenge of her lifetime: motherhood."
-The Care and Keeping of Placentas by Jodi Selander, Midwifery Today, Copyright © 2009 Midwifery Today, Inc.