"After Kingston was born I used the fresh frozen pieces in my smoothies and then started taking the capsules. I decided to try this "placenta business" for two main reasons--first, because I'm an older mom and read it could help with breast milk production and secondly, I ended up getting IVF done and was on hormones medication my entire pregnancy and my hormone levels and fertility were perfect before starting. I thought this might help balance it out after he was born and I suddenly stopped taking hormonal supplements.
I took them for a couple weeks and honestly I was so tired and frantic over being a new mom- I just slowing started forgetting about them. Which was easy because I had stopped breastfeeding and had zero hormonal or emotional issues.
...That's until a couple weeks ago - four months out. 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 phoned a new Dr. to make an appointment. which was almost 3 weeks out, so I thought I'd just try taking my placenta capsules while I waited... I thought... It was worth a try. 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.
"Darylann was absolutely amazing to work with and I will definitely be recommending her to everyone I know! She is very knowledgeable about what she does and was able to answer any and every question that came to mind. I'm wishing I would have chosen to do this with my first born. I have never felt better :)" -Kayla D.
"Darylann is wonderful!!! She is extremely knowledgable, considerate, and loving, and that shows in her work. She picked up the placenta and delivered the capsules to my home because that was most convenient for me! She did everything quickly too! It was so nice to be able to trust her with something so important to me. The "Tree of Life" placenta print and cord keepsake are beautiful and I'm so grateful I learned about and chose to receive her services!" -Kathryn M.
"So happy I encapsulated my placenta! Best decision ever! I recovered so much faster and had a lot more energy. D is amazing and so sweet! She answered all my questions and made me feel at ease throughout the whole process." -Jennifer C.
"I am very happy with my experience with Darylann. She encapsulated my placenta and did the belly binding.
I felt emotionally stable (mostly, lol) when taking the capsules, and at a month postpartum, I now only take them when I'm feeling down or emotionally overwhelmed. They really make a difference. The belly binding is great for posture and it really helps to suck in that mommy pouch. It helps me to feel confident, and it is really easy to put on yourself.
I just gotta say, I love the look on people's faces when you tell them your going to ingest your own placenta. Always made my day. I wish I would have gotten the print of it, it's a neat looking organ. Anyway, if you're looking for placenta services, Darylann is your girl. She has a great personality and is very responsive." -Allie B.
"Darylann was super helpful at answering all my questions when we were starting this process! She was sweet enough to drive to Walla Walla to pick up my placenta and also drive back to drop off my pills once she was done encapsulating them. I have taken 2 a day since I was 5 days postpartum and feel as if they have helped my recovery process immensely. I highly recommend her to anybody that is curious/interested in encapsulating their placenta! I know that I will be doing this again when time for baby #2 comes around!" -Sadie T.
"Darylann is very professional, kind, and knowledgeable. I was impressed with how quickly she responded to me and her flexibility as well. I am enjoying my placenta capsules and will absolutely do it again! I highly recommend going through Darylann if you are interested in the services she provides."
"Honestly, I wasn't sure if I should eat my placenta or not. I found a lot of conflicting advice/research on the topic, but in the end I decided to do it and I'm so glad I did! Darylann was great, very professional, and prompt throughout the whole process. I feel that the placenta pills helped me a lot during the very emotional postpartum time. I would definitely recommend Bliss Beyond Birth to every expectant mom!" -Katie S
"I am so glad that I found Darylann at Bliss Beyond Birth! I was very nervous about having my placenta encapsulated, but after a few emails and Darylann answering any and all my questions she made me feel very comfortable and the process was actually very simple! I feel like I have more energy and that my healing was easier due to taking my pills! Also felt like I wasn't hit as hard with the baby blues. I highly recommend Darylann and just wish I would've found her with my other two births! Thank you so much for everything! " -An Anonymous Mama
"Darylann not only attended my birth, but she did my placenta encapsulation and made me a beautiful placenta print. She is so sweet and professional, she really is lovely to be around. She let my son be part of the encapsulation process, answered all his questions about placentas and making placenta pills. Darylann is quick, professional and I would recommend her services to everyone!" -Kaylie R.
"I love how much energy my placenta pills give me! Darylann is very professional and informative. I recommend every pregnant woman to look into encapsulating their placenta with Darylann!" -An Anonymous Mama
"Besides being personable and generally darling, Darylann was very knowledgeable and professional in her work. I am grateful for her promptness and help throughout the process and would most definitely recommend Bliss Beyond Birth to others!" -Carly A.
"Darylann was beyond helpful when I first began researching placenta encapsulation. Not only did she answer my billion questions, she also made sure I was understanding the information I was being given. She was very professional when she met me at the hospital, and again when she delivered the pills back to me. She is a super sweet lady and knows what she's doing. She really has poured her heart into this business and it shows. Thank you so much!" -KaTrina K.
"My whole pregnancy I was so excited for to have my placenta encapsulated! Darylann is amazing, very friendly, and professional. I would recommend this to all mothers." -Alex M.
"Darylann was amazing! She was well educated, answered every question I had and was never a silent moment as she was doing her job. She was really good about getting back to me before we started the procedure and she even walked me through the whole process. I believe the pills have helped with my postpartum a lot and can definitely feel the difference in my milk supply when I do and don't take them. It was definitely worth the money! And keep up the good work." -Jade T.
"Darylann was very professional and did a great job with the encapsulation process for me. I felt great taking my placenta and feel it was the boost I needed to get my milk supply going for baby." -Carrie P.
"From start to finish with the whole process of encapsulating my placenta Darylann was amazing! She was very informative with everything she was doing and it was such a cool experience to watch her do that for me. Will definitely do it again for my next little one!" -Desiree S.
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