The basics of the benefits of placenta encapsulation are...
- Prevention and management of "baby blues,” emotional mood swings, and more severe forms of postpartum depression
- Management of anemia post-birth.
- Increase in breastmilk production.
- Provision of vitamins unique to your body filled with beneficial hormones, chemicals, irons, and proteins.
BABY BLUES? POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?
"Approximately 70-80% of all new mothers experience some negative feelings or mood swings after the birth of their child... Approximately 15% of new mothers will experience what is classified as postpartum depression...
The exact cause of the “baby blues” is unknown at this time. It is thought to be related to the hormone changes that occur during pregnancy and again after a baby is born. These hormonal changes may produce chemical changes in the brain that result in depression.
Also, the amount of adjustment that comes after the birth of a baby, along with sleep disturbance, disruption of “routine”, and emotions from the childbirth experience itself can all contribute to how a new mom feels." - AMERICAN PREGNANCY ASSOC.
For more information, see the APA website.
Specifically, the known ingredients that give the placenta its healing properties are:
- Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone,
- Prolactin: promotes lactation,
- Oxytocin: for pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant. In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a feeling of connectedness with others,
- Thyroid stimulating hormone: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events,
- Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks energy stores,
- Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections,
- Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory,
- Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition,
- Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing,
- Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.
For more research, please visit PLACENTAWISE.COM