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Placenta: Hormonal-Rich Remedy for New Mothers

Placenta: Hormonal-Rich Remedy for New Mothers

Tara Carpenter, CPES.

Bringing hormonal support to new mothers in Vermont since 2011.

Placenta is recognized by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as having strong Qi (life force energy), scientific research also shows placenta to be incredibly nutritious, containing iron, B12 and protein.

Placenta also contains a mother’s own set of hormones that are uniquely bio-available to her. A perfect lock ‘n key fit where her body recognizes these hormones and quickly puts them to use. In fact, many of my clients feel a positive effect in minutes of drinking the Mother’s Tea that I make or taking a couple placenta capsules.

When reintroduced to the body, like new mothers do when ingesting the placenta in capsule form, these beneficial nutrients have the potential to balance the mother, allowing her to enjoy an easier transition into new motherhood. List of benefits here.

I encapsulated at two weeks postpartum. On my second day taking capsules my night sweats went away (had nightly since birth, even soaking through jammies). Also, my bond with baby stronger, I feel more in tune with her. ~ EF, Marshfield, VT.

Healing Hormones & Nutrients Found In Placenta

Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.

Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.

Oxytocin: Decreases pain; increases mother-infant bond; counteracts production of stress hormones (i.e. cortisol); reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.

Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates production of body’s natural opioids (i.e. endorphins); reduces pain; increases well-being.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates thyroid gland; boosts energy; supports recovery from stressful events.

Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.

Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.

Interferon: Triggers protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.

Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.

Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.

Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.

Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing…perfect for anyone who has a c-section.

Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules which support the immune system.

Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): Lactogenic, growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation; regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.

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Tara Carpenter, CPES.

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Disclaimer: Placenta encapsulation has not been evaluated by Food & Drug Administration, nor is it clinical/pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose/treat a condition. Women who utilize this service take full responsibility for consuming placenta at own risk. Please check with midwife or health professional to be sure your placenta is healthy and able to be safely consumed. 

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