The arrival of a new baby is mostly a happy event, but at times it can be stressful whilst trying to master breastfeeding, adjust to a new member of the household, care for other children, recover from the labour and birth, and put on the kettle for a slow trickle of family and friends who are waiting to visit this new little being. Mood changes are common, with 80% of new mums experiencing the "baby blues" within the first few weeks.
Why not treat yourself to a Placenta Service, to replenish and stabilise all the lost iron and hormones after all, you've just had a baby and can probably do with some help.
The placenta has been used for thousands of years, helping women heal during the post natal period. The placenta is made by your body, for your body. It's main purpose it to provide nourishment and oxygen to your baby in utero, and is full of wonderful nutrients and hormones which can be literally "bottled for a lifetime". The placenta retains hormones as well as iron, protein and other nutrients. Reintroducing them into your system is believed to ease hormonal fluctuations, increase milk supply, reduce bleeding, and increase energy levels.
Placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, assist in milk production and significantly increase milk supply.
Placenta capsules are an amazing way to restore what is lost during pregnancy and birth. Other uses include placenta tincture, balms, chocolates, keepsakes, and art.
Having processed over 600 placentas to date, feel confident that you are handing over your placenta to a fully trained and experienced Melbourne placenta specialist. Melbourne Placenta Encapsulation - $350
Approximately 100 - 250 capsules, enough for your post natal recovery period with some remaining for future use (first menstrual cycle, etc). Encapsulation is possible for all types of births including vaginal, c-section, lotus, twins and births using all types of common drugs including epidural and labour inducing drugs. Note: (yields vary and are largely dependent on the size of your placenta) Capsules are Kosher and Halal certified.
Placenta Tincture - $85 Putting part of your placenta in tincture form is another way to stretch out its longevity. A small portion of raw placenta is added to 100 proof alcohol and left to ferment for 6 weeks. This liquid form is then ingested by mother and or baby in times of need such as teething, anxiety, sleep issues, upset tummy, etc. Some of the benefits for mother include hormone stabilisation during post natal menstrual cycles, and for menopause years down the track. The female child can also benefit from placental tincture once she begins menstruating. Detailed instructions are provided for ingesting the tincture from your medicine cupboard. I highly recommend the tincture, as it will last you more than 30 years, and provide and endless supply of your own constitutional remedy.
Packages - not only better value for money, but better for the whole family! - Encapsulation and Tincture - $425 (this package is highly recommended as it gives you all the support immediately following the birth, then for many years to come) - Placenta printmaking and cord keepsakes are free with encapsulation.
I will collect your placenta from where you have birthed, and deliver the capsules to you once they are ready. I would normally collect by 8pm the day you birth and return to you the very next day.
Under the Home page, click on the testimonials section to read about others who have encapsulated and the results they achieved.
I have completed face to face training with Full Circle Placenta in Florida USA, hold a current National Police Check, Working with Children Check, Food handlers certificate and have completed training specifically relating to Bloodborne Pathogens for Doulas and Placenta Encapsulators.
Note: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, nor intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Families who choose to utilise my services take full responsibility for researching and using the remedies.