Placenta encapsulation is the practice of taking fresh raw placenta, steaming, dehydrating, grinding, and putting the placenta powder into consumable capsules. Human placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 1,000 years for many ailments including: infertility, impotence, low back pain, tinnitus, insufficient lactation, and chronic cough/wheezing. Today it is used primarily for the mother to take directly after child birth.
Some benefits that have been reported include: stabilizes hormones during post partum period, decreases risk for post partum depression, supports lactation, enhances the bodies natural ability to manage pain, replenishes B vitamins, and supports the immune system.
If you are interested and would like to lean more about placenta encapsulation and how it might benefit you during your transition into motherhood please call to set up a prenatal visit today.
*If you are a client at Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center please ask about your discounted rate.
$250 Service Fee
($50 deposit at least 2 weeks prior to estimated date of delivery)
Price includes ~ prenatal visit/consultation, pick up of placenta, processing service, and drop off of capsules directly to your home (within 20 mile radius of downtown Flagstaff).
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