Week 28 Spotlight
Eating The Placenta 💡
Will you eat your placenta? During my first pregnancy, my answer was, “No thanks!”
But during my second pregnancy, things had changed. I’d seen way too many positive stories from moms in my community.
Low breastmilk production. GONE. Fatigue and soreness. NOPE. Weakness and slow recovery. NO MORE. I even heard stories of postpartum depression disappearing.
As a natural mama, I had to give it a whirl.
While placenta consumption sounds archaic and maybe even bloody, most consume it in the form of dried placenta powder in capsules—called encapsulation. Some prefer to put small chunks of it in their morning smoothies, while others make decadent chocolate truffles with this special ingredient. I decided on placenta encapsulation. See my doula Deb do the encapsulation from start to finish in this video.
The great thing about placenta encapsulation is that you can increase or decrease your dosage easily, or stop altogether. And this organ, which nearly all land mammals consume in the wild, can be a real life-saver if you have a history of hormonal imbalances, depression, and low breastmilk supply (for 2nd-time moms).
However, my experience with consuming my placenta was a little bit unusual. Read the full story here.