(from 'placenta' + Greek φαγειν, to eat; also referred to as placentophagia)
Consuming of the placenta after giving birth... Bon Appetite!
The benefit of consuming placenta is attributed to a substance called Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF), which is said to be found in placenta and amniotic fluid and said to modify endogenous Opioid activity, and reduce post-partum pain. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches that it can be used to:
Bring balance to your hormones (Keeping you happy and joyful)
Replenish depleted iron (Giving you energy)
Lessen postpartum bleeding
Increases milk production (Making a full and happy baby)
Restores Vitality (We all need this)
Hasten the return of uterus to pre-pregnancy size (We ALL want this!)
This service is on the menu if you are using Birth in the Tradition’s Midwifery Service or Mother’s Keeper Postpartum Doula Service.
All other inquiries who like making their own medicine, but needs help getting it started: For only $75.00, I will initiate the process of your placenta encapsulation.
You will be responsible for its grinding and encapsulating.
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