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5 Placenta Encapsulation FAQs Answered

We can help! Karma Birth Services provides placenta encapsulation New Jersey moms trust. We’ve helped hundreds of women feel their best after giving birth, and have worked hard to build a reputation of personalized and professional service.

In this blog, we’ll address five common questions about placenta encapsulation. We hope this clears up some confusion!

1. Why would anyone consume their placenta?  

Mothers who’ve tried placenta encapsulation, including many of our clients, have reported a number of health benefits. Some of these are a quick and healthy milk supply, hormonal balance, faster birth recovery, as well as more energy and better mood. The placenta is one of the most nutrient- and hormone-rich organs in the body, packed with iron, salt, protein, serotonin, melatonin, and oxytocin. After the intense physical hardships of labor and birth, mothers need to replenish these essentials.

2. If we were meant to consume the placenta, wouldn’t it be intuitive?  

In the past and in many places around the world today, no one would raise eyebrows at placenta consumption. Organ meats are viewed, rightfully, as an incredibly healthy source of vital nutrients. It’s only in the U.S., where most of us are unaccustomed to eating organ meats, that the practice of placenta consumption is often met with skepticism. Thankfully, encapsulation takes away the “ick” factor, making placenta consumption as simple and routine as taking your prenatal vitamins.

3. Can I encapsulate my placenta if I’m having an induced birth, a medicated birth, or a cesarean section?

Yes, yes, and yes. None of your birth choices affect whether or not we can encapsulate your placenta. We’ve worked with moms from all walks of life giving birth in any number of scenarios, from caesarean sections to home births. We can also encapsulate your placenta if it has calcification or if you give birth prematurely, as long as the placenta does not need to be sent to pathology. (If the entire placenta must be sent to pathology, encapsulation will not be possible due to cross-contamination.)

4. Will placenta pills help prevent “baby blues” and postpartum depression?

Feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth are known as “baby blues,” and these can sometimes worsen into postpartum depression. Studies have shown links between postpartum depression and a severe deficit of essential nutrients and hormones. Consuming the nutrient- and hormone-rich placenta has been reported to negate the effects of baby blues, and many mothers swear by it to prevent postpartum depression. 

5. Do I have any options aside from pills?  

Yes! We offer an array of choices, including smoothies, smoothie cubes, and chocolates. Our encapsulation services also empower you to choose between cool, warm, and herbal preparation, each with its own benefits. We encourage you to learn more about us!

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