The human placenta is an organ which connects the developing baby to the pregnant parent. It supports the baby with all of its nutrition and oxygen, and additionally eliminates the baby's waste and carbon dioxide.
The consumption of the placenta (by way of placenta encapsulation) can be a way to balance out a birthing parent's hormone and nutrient levels after childbirth, helping to prevent abrupt shifts that can contribute to mood imbalances, fatigue, and delayed healing.
Placenta encapsulation can help to replenish vitamin and mineral levels lost from the body during and after birth, increase breast milk production, and lessen postpartum bleeding.
Many people also find that their placenta capsules also help to balance mood swings during menopause and other big life changes.
Trained providers offer the unique service of placenta encapsulation on-call through WHMS.
For $250, you can have your placenta picked up following your birth, processed into capsules, and dropped off at your home.