My nutrient rich post natal daily pill, custom designed by my body for me, Placenta Encapsulation benefits include better energy and iron levels, helps milk supply and to balance hormones, and helps to reduce stress levels (tell that to my 3 year old 😉).
It assists in repairing the uterus and placenta wound and is said to have been used in Chinese medicine since the 1500s.
In nature, animals in the wild consume their placenta after giving birth, they instinctively know what’s good for them.
I’ve reduced my dose to one a day for the last few weeks to make them last – if I forget to take it I really notice my energy fading as the day goes on. There have been no daytime naps for me this time!
My milk supply is fantastic and the newborn fog definitely lifted a lot faster this time around, I think these have a lot to do with it.
12 weeks since Ollie’s birth and these are still my daily essential.
By Olivia O’Sullivan
*UPDATE 17 May 2017 – Ollie is over 5 months old now and I’m still taking one a day, I think I’ll get to almost six months with them
*UPDATE 2 February 2018 – Pumping never worked out very well for me on my first so my experience of it wasn’t a good one and, beyond using the Haakaa, I didn’t try on my second but it’s important to say that taking placenta capsules means you cannot donate expressed breastmilk to the human milk bank. The Western Trust Milk Bank based in Fermanagh does vital work in supplying breastmilk to premature and sick babies all over the country. I am always moved when hearing mothers who have tragically lost their babies donate their milk. If you hope to become a milk donor, perhaps hold off taking your placenta capsules until you know how this will work out for you.