What is all this talk about consuming placentas?  When I bring it up in my HypnoBirthing® Childbirth classes I get a real variety of reactions- mostly reservations to outright repulsion.  Then the jokes start flying about keeping it in one’s freezer etc.  It is neither repulsive nor weird.  We are the only mammals who do not naturally consume our placentas.   Once one understands the amazing benefits of doing so, those beliefs about it being weird or gross pretty much dissipate.

If you (or someone you know and love) have ever struggled after a difficult birthing with discomfort, low breast milk supply or postpartum depression (aka baby blues), you probably felt like you would do anything to feel better.  New moms want to experience that joy and excitement that their friends talk about after birth. When those dreams of that powerful elation and love are unrealized after birth, the disappointment can be overwhelming.

The placenta, the organ that provides oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby as well as removing waste products from your baby’s blood, is nature’s gift to babies and their mothers.  By consuming it either in a smoothie, a tincture or a capsule, a woman gets powerful hormonal support, increased energy and nutritional supplementation.  Now we all know how our hormones affect our emotions and moods, right?

A deep dark secret that nobody seems to be talking about is the gift that the placenta keeps on giving many years down the road when it will provide you that same hormonal support during menopause!!!!

A deep dark secret that nobody seems to be talking about is the gift that the placenta keeps on giving many years down the road when it will provide you that same hormonal support during menopause!!!!  (I sure wish someone had shared this with me years ago.)  Be sure to ask your placenta professional how to accomplish this little extra benefit. (Whether capsules or tincture will keep for the future.)

Want more information?  I strongly recommend the book The Natural Healing Power of the Placenta, by Jennifer West, L.M., C.P.M.