Why are women taking their placenta after birth?

Women take placenta because...

After giving birth...

  • The 24-hour demands of a newborn are exhausting.
  • There is often physical pain and bleeding for weeks.
  • Breastfeeding has challenges, even when it comes easily.
  • Your body suffers a tremendous loss of iron, blood and nutrients.
  • Fatigue is caused by the loss of iron and the new, or continuing, sleep deprivation.
  • Iron deficiency and fatigue on ANY level are DEBILITATING.

Low iron & fatigue NEGATIVELY IMPACT...

  • Mother’s brain function
  • Infant’s brain development
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Healing progress
  • Mother-baby bonding
  • Mother’s ability to care for her baby
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Concentration
  • Energy & Fitness
  • Oxygen Intake

Extremely Important To Know:

Because a baby's brain & gut develop early:

Iron deficiency & exposure to stress have detrimental effects like permanently altering brain function.

Your placenta is the ONLY complete source of hormones & nutrients lost after birth.

Your placenta contains:

Oxytocin
  • Provides serious pain relieving & euphoric qualities.  
  • Is responsible for early maternal instincts.  
  • Promotes your emotional well being during a very critical time.  
  • Your baby is developing her ability to love & you both experience love as a result of Oxytocin, encouraging bonding & providing comfort & security.

 

 

Prostaglandins
  • Reduce postnatal bleeding.
  • Reduce inflammation.
Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor
  • Supplies high levels of pain relief by stimulating your body’s own Opioids and Endorphins.  
  • Accelerates your maternal attentiveness and care-taking behaviors

 

Iron

       Improves:

  • Infant development
  • Cognition & focus.   
  • Energy & fitness.  
  • Mood, emotions & depression

 

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone
  • Stimulates the metabolism of almost every cell in the body.
  • Promotes recovery from stress on your body.
  • Boosts energy.

 

Estrogen & Progesterone

 

  • Balance brain chemistry.  
  • Build collagen.

 

 

 

Prolactin
  • Necessary for milk production.  
  • Triggers your maternal responses including feeding & keeping your baby safe. 

 

Corticotropin-releasing Hormone, Vitamin B6 & Zinc
  • Significantly reduce depression.
Peptides
  • Stimulate cell growth.  
  • Build collagen.

 

Endogenous Opioids
  • Help facilitate the rapid onset of maternal care taking behaviors.

 

Cortisone
  • Increases energy.  
  • Reduces stress.

 

 

Not to mention...
  • Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Copper, Hemoglobin, Manganese, Fiber, Protein, Stem Cells and more...

 

Postpartum depression can cause suffering on families for months or years if left untreated.

Why choose Happily After Birth?

Are you ready for peace of mind?

Our Clients say...

"Veronica exceeded all my expectations... It felt like I was receiving an expensive gift... I have not experienced any postpartum depression since I delivered, my energy has been good, and I believe that the pills also help with increasing my milk supply.  I am so happy that I chose to use Veronica for this service, and I would highly recommend her to other mothers." - Alaina

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          Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007215.htm

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          Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/clac/2015/00000006/00000003/art00002

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Taking placenta & placenta encapsulation services have not been evaluated by the FDA. Happily After Birth makes no medical treatment claims. Placenta encapsulation services are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition. Families who choose these services take full responsibility for their own health & placenta use. Placenta encapsulation services are not a substitute for medical care from a licensed care provider.

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