What is Placenta Encapsulation by Nikki at Cherished Placentas Ltd

What is Placenta Encapsulation? It’s basically a modern and unique way of having your placenta made into capsules! Most people are a little bit squeamish when they hear the word placenta, usually from hearing about placentas being fried and eaten. Although this is common practise in some cultures.

Historically up until the 19th century, we used to consume the placenta as a natural part of our pregnancies, but unfortunately, a lot of wonderful natural remedies get lost in the modern world! This is why I just love my job as I can offer this service in a modern way that people can relate too!

I had my placenta encapsulated with my 2nd son, 3 years ago & due to be benefits, my passion for placenta encapsulation grew so much that i set up my company Cherished Placentas Ltd, to be able to educated people all about the amazing benefits of the placenta!

Having your placenta made into capsules is basically like taking a supplement on a daily basis throughout your post-natal recovery, it’s actually a very natural way of re-introducing all of those important stem cells, hormones, vitamins & proteins back into mummy after the delivery of her baby!

What some people do not realise is after birth their hormones & iron levels are very diminished as everything is given to the baby and poor mum is left with not much. Mummies have quoted that ‘It feels like the life has been sucked out of me’ Any women who has given birth knows that felling immediately after birth and also post birth.

The amazing benefits reported by other mummies is just outstanding. Once someone has had their placenta encapsulated, you will know as they are over moon with the results themselves. Women have reported;

  • reduce post­-birth bleeding quickly
  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply
  • balance hormonal peaks and drops
  • reduce stress levels
  • prevent the baby blues and postnatal depression
  • boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
  • improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails

All of these benefits are exactly what a mum needs to just function properly after birth and caring for a newborn!

The most important nutrients found in rich supply in the placenta include:

  • Stem Cells and Growth Factors.
  • Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.
  • Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies.
  • Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells.
  • Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.
  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels.
  • Cytokines – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue.

Our hormones are powerful and need to be re-introduced as quickly as possible after birth. And what a better way to do this than by capsules!

Not only can your placenta be encapsulated and taken as a supplement, we also offer lots of wonderful remedies and beauty products. Our best sellers are without a doubt is The Placenta Tincture & our Mother & Baby Balm.

Placenta Tincture is made from a piece of the mother’s own raw or dried placenta after birth and is useful for all sorts of hormonal balancing from PMS to menopause. I basically call it our ‘liquid gold’ remedy.

Our balm is a lovely product that can be used on sore cracked nipples when trying to breastfeed. It can also be used effectively to reduce the signs of scar tissue and burns, nappy rash, cradle cap and irritated skin conditions.

Both mum and baby can benefit from this wonderfully soothing, multi-purpose balm. It can effectively be used by new mothers to assistant in healing wounds including c-section scars & perineal tears, what a magic balm!

All of our creams and balms are natural, organic & homemade skincare products, which involves infusing the placenta with natural oils and waxes.

There are lots and lots of wonderful products and remedies that you can choose from including bespoke packages which are designed for you and your baby.

Cherished Placentas Ltd is based in Norfolk but we cover the whole of East Anglia, allowing us to offer this wonderful service to as many mummies to be.

If you would like to find out more, please visit www.cherishedplacentas.co.uk or email info@cherishedplacentas.co.uk

We aim to offer our services regardless of your birth plan.

I hope you enjoyed my blog and feel the love for placentas!

Love Nikki x