What is placenta encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation is the act of steaming, dehydrating, and crushing placenta, then putting the resulting powder into pills or capsules for consumption. This consumption is usually done by a mother after childbirth and is believed to have some health benefits, though that is not medically proved.
How do people prepare placenta capsules
Since there are no laws or regulations governing the practice of placental encapsulation in some parts of the world, it is pertinent that you employ the expertise of a placenta encapsulation specialist, who can be reached online from around the world.
There are two methods of encapsulating placenta for consumption. Each method requires that the placenta should be encapsulated within two days of delivery. One method is the raw method, and the other is the traditional method of preparation.
In the raw method of preparation, the placenta is cleaned after it is retrieved from the hospital or as soon as the mother delivers it. Then it is sliced, dehydrated, and crushed into powder and placed into capsules.
In the traditional Chinese method of placenta encapsulation, the placenta is first steamed, then sliced, dehydrated, and finally encapsulated into placenta pills. is reduced as a result of the steaming.
Alleged benefits of placenta encapsulation
There is little scientific research available regarding whether placenta encapsulation and consumption has any health benefits.
Most of the information regarding this practice is amassed from anecdotes rather than research.
Some nursing mothers who have taken placenta pills have reported that it has three major benefits on the health of mothers who just delivered a baby. They include:
Some mothers develop postpartum depression. This is a kind of depression that makes it difficult for them to meet the needs of their newborn. Sometimes postpartum depression may become very severe.
No scientific research has, so far, been able to ascertain the benefits of placenta encapsulation with regard to postpartum depression. Still, many mothers testify that placenta consumption helps nursing others deal with it.