"Testimonials from many new mothers reveal that consuming the placenta after birth helped improve energy levels, increased milk production and slowed or stopped post-birth haemorrhaging, creating an overall healthier and quicker post-birth recovery."
So why should you consume your placenta?
Placenta remedies have been reported by mothers to:
reduce postbirth bleeding quickly
encourage a quick and healthy milk supply
balance hormonal peaks and drops
reduce stress levels
prevent the baby blues and postnatal depression
boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails
The placenta is rich with nutrients that can benefit mother and baby's postpartum healing and emotional wellbeing:
Stem Cells and Growth Factors
Stem cells and growth factors in the placenta play a key role in healing the wound left inside the uterus after birth by the separation of the placenta from the uterine wall. A mother will typically bleed for between 3 – 6 weeks after birth. This blood loss stems from where the placenta separated from the uterine wall. We have found however that mothers who consume their placenta after birth, particularly after consuming raw placenta in a smoothie or other, bleed significantly less e.g. usually much lighter bleeding for between just 5 – 10 days after giving birth.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)
Essential for oxygen absorption in the cells
Aids in the making of antibodies
For healing damaged skin cells
Essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding
Responsible for reducing stress levels
Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue
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