Pregnancy and childbirth are unbelievably taxing to a woman’s system, and scientific research has shown that the placenta is rich in the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs to recover. Experts agree that the placenta contains hormones and that reintroducing them to your system will ease postpartum hormonal fluctuations. Your placenta is perfectly made for you, by you.
There are many ways to prepare your placenta for ingestion. Here are four ways: (some of them may sound wild!)
- Cook your placenta into a lasagna
- Juice your raw placenta into a smoothie
- Simply eat the placenta raw (wow!)
- Encapsulate your placenta with the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM)
With the first three methods, you have a very small window of time to reap the benefits of the placenta, and some moms find that they’re turned off by the idea of ingesting the placenta in its natural state. The third method of encapsulation provides the benefit of extended time. You can take your placenta capsules long after baby’s birth. In fact, there is an argument that the capsules are best taken a month after baby is born to accommodate the fluctuation of hormones at that time.
By encapsulating your placenta you enjoy the benefits immediately and also long term. Furthermore, encapsulating your placenta may also be the most discrete way to enjoy the benefits.