What Is In The Placenta?
Oxytocin: known as the “love hormone”. Facilitates bonding between the expectant parent and baby. Helps shrink the uterus back to its normal size. Essential for lactation.
Gamma globulin: immune booster that helps protect against infections.
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII: stops bleeding and encourages healing.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events.
Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infection.
Cytokins: Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells/tissue.
Cortisone: reduces stress and unlocks stores of energy.
Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia.
Prolactin: promotes lactation.
Iron: essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.
Vitamin B6: aids in the making of antibodies.
Vitamin E: for healing damaged skin cells.
You will be instructed how to care for your placenta after delivery. I will come to your home within 72 hours of delivery with all the supplies needed. I just need your stove, sink and some counter space! Doula clients receive $50 off placenta services.
A placenta tincture is another way to reap the physical benefits from the placenta after your capsules are gone. Tinctures are mainly meant for energy, transition, stress, and hormone stabilization.
Placenta salve has many uses. It can be used to heal cesarean section incision after the wound is closed and lessen scarring, itching and discomfort. The salve can also be used for hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, burns, diaper rash, eczema, sunburns and skin irritations.