Those first weeks are often as exhausting as they are wonderful, and it’s common to experience “baby blues” or weepiness as your body adjusts to the drop in pregnancy hormones. Many animal studies show the benefits of placental consumption, and it’s exciting to see as human studies are finally being conducted.
For the time being, the evidence for the benefits of placentophagy is anecdotal, but the reports from the many moms who have ingested their placentas are overwhelmingly positive. Some of the reported benefits include: Increased energy, decreased postpartum bleeding (lochia), more stable mood, decreased baby blues and postpartum depression, and an overall better sense of well-being.
With Tucson Doulas we take all the uncertainty out of this practice that is just now coming into the “mainstream” here in the United States. You keep your placenta with you at all times so you have no doubts about where it’s been, and our highly trained and certified specialist comes to your home and prepares it there for you. With recent microbiome research we believe this is the safest place to prepare your placenta, but we are happy to accommodate our clients. If you prefer to have your specialist prepare and process your placenta in her own designated space, she will follow the same exact safety protocols and arrange delivery of the capsules once they are completed.
We require our specialists to renew their certifications in blood borne pathogens and safe food handling annually so that you know they are current and up to date on the rigorous standards of health and safety required to insure that the process is done properly at all times. We are excited to be able to offer this valuable service to our clients.
For an investment of $275 you will have a skilled placenta specialist come to your home and prepare your placenta for encapsulation. She will visit with you to explain the process, and you may have as much (or as little) involvement as you wish. She is happy to explain to you what she is doing, and why, and leave you with detailed instructions for use. If you opt for a tincture as well (for a total investment of $325), your specialist will get it started and provide all of the supplies you will need (along with easy instructions) to complete the tincture in 6 weeks.
We are available to you for support during that time and are happy to answer questions about the services we provide.
We are pleased to announce that clients may also add a placenta print ($20) to placenta encapsulation services.