There are many believed benefits to placenta consumption like helping with baby blues, increasing milk supply, and generally helping with the postpartum recovery process etc. I found this post that details how the placenta is encapsulated--it may gross some people out, just warning you. After giving birth, my mom and sisters took my placenta back to our house in a plastic bag and Angela picked it up from them within the hour. About two days later I received my placenta package all ready to go!
|Placenta print. I plan to frame it and display it as art.|
|The pretty blue glass jars they came in. She uses the two different methods labeled.|
|She shapes the umbilical cord into a heart as a keepsake.|
|The whole package.|
Do I think consuming my placenta was really beneficial? It's hard to say. I've never had postpartum baby blues or anxiety, but I've been experiencing both of those this time. But I am also taking care of a 3 year old, a 2 year old and an infant 24/7, so part of it might be situational. My milk supply is great and physically I felt normal within a few days after birth. I haven't consumed all of them because I want to save some of them for PMS symptoms and for a little "boost" here and there. I would definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone who may be interested!