$90 for postpartum doula clients // $120 for non doula clients
The practice of taking the placenta although ancient is only now being appreciated and praised by the scientific/medical community. The placenta holds abundant nutrients and hormones that help return mothers body back to a state of balance in a natural and recognizable fashion for the body. Some of the benefits include:
Help to balance your hormones
Replenish depleted iron levels
Assist the uterus in returning to its pre-pregnancy state
Reduce postpartum bleeding
Increase milk production
Make for a happier, more enjoyable postpartum period
Increase your energy levels
Reduce risk for postpartum depression
I use either the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Method or the Raw method depending on my your preferences.
In TCM it is believed that labor and delivery leaves you with a cold empty space (yin) and needs to be balanced by warm/hot herbs (yang) and so the steaming of the placenta with lemon, ginger and chili helps nourish mother in the postpartum period.
With the Raw Method, I prepare the placenta using temperatures under 118 degrees and it's believed that this method preserves more of the nutrients and hormones that mother needs to restore balance after delivery.
I use veggie caps for both methods.