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What Are the Amazing Orally Active Substances that Exist in the Placenta?

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What Are the Amazing Orally Active Substances that Exist in the Placenta?

Oct 3, 2022
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The placenta is home to many astounding substances made for giving a body a boost.  

This is no surprise considering that the placenta is a key organ in the development of a newborn baby.  

The placenta, a temporary organ formed in the womb alongside the developing fetus, is delivered shortly after the baby and can have numerous benefits for the recovering mother if orally ingested.  

We use something called placenta encapsulation to unlock the power hidden within the placenta. Placenta encapsulation allows for the placenta to be transformed from its raw form that mamas deliver after their baby, to a fine encapsulated powder ready for ingestion. 

So, what are the amazing orally active substances that exist in the placenta and how do they help mama recover after giving birth? Keep reading to learn more! 

Substances You Will Find in the Placenta 

There are many different substances that you will find in the human placenta!  

The most prominent compound found in the placenta  

The natural painkiller of the body, endorphins are one of the biggest benefits of placenta encapsulation. They combat stress and flood the body with a profound sense of well-being. 

Endorphins biochemically orient the mind to a positive and energetic perspective and the placenta is full of them.  

Endorphins work with placental opioids, a psychoactive substance more powerful than morphine, to decrease postpartum pain and enable therapeutic rest.  

The result is that mama has more time for critical bonding with her infant baby.  

Here are some other substances found in the placenta which can help improve your recovery post-birth: 

  • minerals,  

  • trace elements,  

  • and vitamins,  

  • iron, 

  • selenium 

In addition, there are many hormones found in the placenta that can help give you a mood boost. These hormones include oxytocin, prostaglandin, prolactin, human placental lactogen (hpl), progesterone, serotonin, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and thyroid-releasing hormone (trh). 

In short, the placenta is equipped with substances, chemicals, and hormones that your body can use to recover from the traumas and injuries induced by labor to help you get accustomed to your new routine as a mama. 

What are the Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation? 

As a doula, I have worked with many mamas and soon-to-be mamas to help get them ready for labor, birth, and successfully raising their new baby.  

One thing I have learned is that postpartum is awful, and it’s no secret.  

Mama’s body spends nine months swirling with hormones, then just like that they come crashing down, right when your body is sore and recovering.  

On top of that, you are now responsible for a new life that relies on you for everything. 

It is no wonder that so many mamas (and dads!) struggle with postpartum depression.  

That’s where placenta encapsulation comes in. By reintroducing those endorphins and hormones that were lost during labor by consuming the placenta over several weeks, mama is reinvigorated.  

Many mamas swear by placenta encapsulation as the best way to combat postpartum depression, and as someone who has gone through intense postpartum depression myself, I can attest that it is important to ensure that you do anything you can to reduce the severity of your postpartum depression.  

Another benefit to placenta encapsulation is that it can help increase milk production. If you have struggled to produce milk in the past, or have a family history of difficulties producing milk, placenta encapsulation can be a huge help.  

Remember, placenta encapsulation is not a magic pill that will fix everything, but it can help you through the first few weeks while you and your family discover a new routine.  

Placenta Encapsulation Services in Cincinnati with Stork Helpers 

Placenta encapsulation is one of the best ways to help fight back against postpartum depression.  

The placenta is one of the most fascinating organs in the body due to its capacity to help deliver new life into the world.  

When the placenta is delivered, many of the hormones and compounds that your body built during pregnancy are suddenly gone and mama’s body is left struggling.  

Placenta encapsulation can play a huge role in helping make your recovery easier and your return to normal smooth as can be.  

If you are looking for a placenta encapsulation doula in the Cincinnati and Dayton area, look no further than Stork Helpers.  

Learn more about our placenta encapsulation services. 

Ready to book now? Fill out our Placenta Encapsulation form.  

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