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Placenta Care

Your placenta…What an amazing organ! It nourishes your baby every moment as they grow in utero and it will continue to provide your baby with oxygenated blood cells and life force for the first couple of hours after birth.

Willow River Midwifery can help you learn your options for this amazing organ, which might include: preparing small amounts to add to a nourishing meal or smoothie, tiny amounts added to a nourishing smoothie, dehydrating and encapsulating, making a tincture, burying near a special bush, making creative and artful placenta prints, or sending it home with your midwife to create options for other mothers in need. 

Did you know that it could nourish you during your fourth trimester? Unlike nearly every other mammal on Earth, humans have evolved away from ingesting all or part of their placentas after giving birth. The placenta contains your own natural hormones and is perfectly made for you, by you.  The placenta is rich hormones which when replaced in the body confer significant benefits to the new mother and her baby. We know that some of the beneficial affects of ingesting your placenta include: reduction in the incidence and severity of postpartum depression, reduction of postpartum pain and discomfort, minimization of postpartum bleeding, and increased success in breastfeeding.  In wisdom’s terms, it brings the body back into balance, replenishing what was lost during childbirth.  The placenta can also be use, if encapsulated and stored, to help you with the changes of our menopausal years

Want to learn more? Pop us a note and we can discuss options and rates.

For further reading...

Why not try Placenta: The Gift of Life The role of the placenta in different cultures, and how to prepare and use it as medicine by Cornelia Enning. 


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