Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Placenta Encapsulation!

Ok so here goes I have decided to offer Placenta Encapsulation as a service available to my clients.  I have done a lot of research on the matter and truly it's benefits outweigh the "ick factor".  I know most people would find it absolutely appalling to think about ingesting their Placenta but really it isn't that uncommon.

So here is they why and the how :0)

Why Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta pills may help to:
• Increase general energy
• Allow a quicker return to health after birth
• Increase production of breast milk
• Decrease likelihood of baby blues and post natal depression
• Decrease likelihood of iron deficiency
• Decrease likelihood of insomnia or sleep disorders

Services I offer

Placenta Encapsulation - TCM
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has historically honored placenta medicine to remedy milk supply issues and to balance Qi (life energy) after a woman's birth. The TCM method dates back many thousands of years and involves steaming the placenta with a unique mix of herbs and foods designed to help the placenta be absorbed deeper into the system and to enhance its healing properties. We will discuss your birth and choose the additional agents together. $150.00

Placenta Encapsulation - RAW
In this method it is believed that the hormones found in overwhelming supply in the placenta at birth are most readily usable by the body post-partum if the placenta is processed without being subjected to cooking or high heat. Although no scientific studies can prove or disprove this assumption it follows with raw food medicine that cooking degrades some or all of the most beneficial qualities of food. 

Raw encapsulation is not available if there is suspicion of infection (maternal or fetal) or if meconium if present in the amniotic fluid.


Or a mixture of Raw and TCM method 150.00

I will come to the place of birth and pick up the placenta, keeping it on ice transport it to my home where I will prepare the placenta and return the completed pills to you within 2 days of receiving the placenta. Please contact me for more info.
please add 50.00 travel expense if out of the downtown core.

My next Client January

My next client is due in January, though she was the 4rth one I booked she will join my first client shortly on my birth completed list.  So far my first client has been amazing with being open to new clients calling her up for references.  With a new baby and all the adjustments to her new life it will be good to get potentials  another set of people to chat with.

I am super excited for her and her husband whom might I add seems to be wonderful.  This is such a great time, waiting for your son/daughter to be born.  Especially surrounding the holiday season.  Even if you aren't someone who celebrates seeing all the ads with children on them have to tug at your pregnant heart!

It has been great working with them, so far we have completed the birth plan and now are simply waiting for the time to come.

I'm also working on my "doula" binder.  This is taking me a long time but it is well worth it.  It is more for information regarding the entire business of being born but will have some interesting things in it for the day of labour.  Hopefully it gets completed in time.  I find I am being really meticulous with it, fine tuning it over and over again.  Not to mention the upcoming seminar I am co-hosting with Samantha Spencley of In The House Homeopathy. We've been working on a few things one is the seminar where we will go into What A Doula is, How a Doula can help you, and how she and I can work together during pregnancy and birth.

My partner has been very supportive during this time.  I have been really busy this past week between new client phone calls, appointments and working on websites, binders and homework for my certification.  It takes a lot of time to start up a business and I am luck to have a partner who understands this.  Not to mention my being on-call over Christmas and New years for my upcoming birth.  Which I am thrilled about!  I used to dread being on-call with my former work but this one.... I know that when I get called it will be for one of the most amazing moments of a persons life.  The entry of a new spirit into the world, the introduction of a son or daughter!